Where to next

One of the questions asked of me at the Handshake 3 bootcamp in February was whether I had finished with the shadows. Otherwise known as Penumbra, and formed a significant part of 2014, 2015. I realised I had not quite finished so experimented with where I could take the shadows to next. Colour would be…

Fabrizio’s work

Fabrizio’s work arrived at Objectspace two weeks before the show. He took one of the images I sent and highlighted several parts of it. This wall is in Bidwell Street in Wellington, a street I often drive down. The  patchwork of paint is to cover graffiti, a pentimento. And his work:  

Concrete and steel

This was my first experiment with concrete and steel. I never intended to use it in the final work but I grew quite fond of it. The rest of the work stemmed from this minimalist piece. Too big and heavy for brooches, they had to be neckwear, and I had to devise a way to hang…

Brutalism – concrete and steel

My studio looks like a building site. Which is not surprising given my research has turned to the use of concrete, in particular in construction and architecture. Brutalism architecture is a movement in architecture that flourished from the 1950s to the mid-1970s, descending from the modernist architectural movement of the early 20th century. The term…

We talked

Fabrizio and I talked generally about our work process towards our collaboration. We have used very similar processes. Taking one of the images and highlighting part of it for material, texture and colour. I have started to explore concrete in more depth as it was one of the words that appeared frequently in my word…

I’m surrounded by concrete and plaster experiments. I’ve used plaster, fill, the concrete driveway the steps… The latest is making moulds using various packaging materials, which I am really liking. It begs the question of what has been in the packet or box.