Sand

Sand

I’ve been spending an increasing number of hours with sand and all of the pieces I’ve made for the work for the Te Uru space reflect this. It’s incredible how each beach has a different look and feel in both the landscape and the sand. From sand...
Backwards and forwards

Backwards and forwards

With the CODA work packed up and now (I guess) on the way to Apeldoorn it seems like a good time to look back on this part of the HandShake project. All the ‘bracelets’ packed in their cotton bags I’ve had a lot of fun investigating ideas that came up in...
Bringing the outside in

Bringing the outside in

When making work in response to the Te Uru space I thought about the bringing of the outside, in. I looked at the gallery rooms and saw that from one of the spaces there’s a window from which you have a view of trees and the sea. It was this that informed my...
Worth

Worth

Value, importance, worthiness, usefulness, meaningfulness, significance, stature, measurement, control. How you are perceived by others and how you perceive yourself. How an object is perceived by its maker, its seller, its buyer and its audience. Emperor’s New...
Stendhal Syndrome

Stendhal Syndrome

I have a fascination for psychological terminology- this has most recently been seen in my enthusiasm in response to the Placebo and Nocebo Effects, which I’ve based two bodies of work on. When I heard of the classification of Stendhal Syndrome I was excited....
Autobiographical/CODA

Autobiographical/CODA

Recently, the book Public and Private Worlds: Women in Contemporary New Zealand[1] crossed my path as I scanned through an op shop in Thames. In chapter 5, Women and Art, Anne Kirker speaks of some significant NZ woman artists that have paved the way for coming...
Coda

Coda

Welding in the garage, my studio is normally in my house, so great to change the scenery. It adds an organic feel to my environment- especially all the petrol smells and machinery. Once Ive managed to weld the steel to a shape I’m happy with its time to bling it up. I...
An artistic life on Rack 213

An artistic life on Rack 213

As previously mentioned, CODA houses the full collection of Onno Boekhoudt’s artistic legacy; his work, experiments and the many many objects he collected, including the bench pins/pegs pictured below. Onno’s work and collections from the CODA archive,...
Shadow

Shadow

When I saw the Eva Rothschild exhibition at Wellington City Gallery I was as drawn to the shadows cast by the works as much as I was drawn to the works themselves. Both were remarkable. I’m wanting to play with shadow in my work for the Te Uru show. The title of...

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