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...
Taura – stringing up

Taura – stringing up

Turning an object into a pendant, into something wearable comes with ‘stringing up’ a bit of rope or string or something more interesting. Deciding on what I was going to use to turn these objects into pendants was my last part of the puzzle and...
Kōrerorero

Kōrerorero

There are so many times in making when talking through your work helps to clarify/solidify your thought processes- provided you’re talking with the right person. I had my kōrerorero with Sian van Dyke from the Dowse Art Museum and it offered just that. In...
Code for CODA

Code for CODA

Looking at the use of knitting in relation to war has revealed some other really interesting connections.  I have to thank my son for the first discovery – he was listening to a history podcast in the background and caught the words knitting and espionage.  Strange...
Playing with holes

Playing with holes

In a 1937 interview with Henry Moore, who famously made holes a feature of his sculpture, he said: The hole connects one side to the other, making it immediately more three-dimensional. A hole can itself have as much shape-meaning as a solid mass. Sculpture in air is...
Moving from plans to action

Moving from plans to action

In the context of jewellery, Onno believed the hole was the essence. “The hole is the inside of the piece, it touches the body, is intimate and personal – and that, according to Boekhoudt, was what it was all about, although with jewellery it is, in fact,...

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