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,...
Leftovers/CODA

Leftovers/CODA

My work does not leave me; it travels alongside me in whatever else I am doing in my life. Recently, while retreating on the Coromandal and working on a selection of ‘multiples’ for Coda, I was reminded of one of my notes, that my making process is not about...

Tata nei – getting closer

The many decisions that go through the making…adding and subtracting…where to finish when to stop and will there be an ending, a completion. Titles and names  have been given, they relate to the process through making and contemplation.  This piece...
Kainga-Home

Kainga-Home

Kainga -Home Home: tastes, smells, sounds and sensations, we carry these as we travel as we move from place to place. I have been looking at sound, soundscapes, mix tapes, layers of sound, beats, lyrics.  Songs, waiata that transport us through time and space, that...
Knitting

Knitting

Social history has provided me with a rich source of ideas and material for making work.  The rapid changes in the way we live our lives are a part of human progress, but the speed with which we embrace changing fashions and technologies sometimes comes at the cost of...
The Virtual Craftsman

The Virtual Craftsman

All three of the pieces I am to respond to would have had to have been designed/modeled in CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. I have taught myself how to use a couple of pieces of software via online tutorials on youtube etc.. It can be a real challenge using the...
Artistic reinvention- CODA

Artistic reinvention- CODA

One of the things that I love about making is trying new things. New materials. New forms. New techniques. New colour palettes. Frank Stella is an artist whose work and career one can’t help but admire. With a practice spanning over half a century, his work...
Painting

Painting

Artists using order and repetition often create works that result in large arrangements that can seem obsessive and even claustrophobic.  Lam de Wolf use of splashes of paint and the fraying of torn fabric offer the opportunity for disorder to invade the rigidity of...
Te Uru

Te Uru

Image- car with stickers. someone who loves bling ’New ! Bigger and shinier than ever’  there’s so many teasers to entice the love of bling. Colour, shape, size, all require lots of play. Sound, hierarchy, size, consumerism, flashy, gaudy it just keeps on giving. I...
Coda

Coda

Marquette – brass, spray paint, hot glue This is me having an easy play for an outcome that I would like to do using mild steel and wire by wielding. I’ve got to say there’s something in using a hot glue gun!! Essence is something I have found in all three of my...

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