the allure of things

Can form become more precious than material? For the HS3 Frame Galleries exhibit I have combined some of my Kauri Plate pieces, from the Platina show, with 2 new necklaces made from an unknown wooden bowl. My intention was to extend an earlier exploration from Handshake2 that used the same making process, with slight variances,…

Munich 1: Singing in a Dark Time

For It Will All Come Out In The Wash, the Handshake  3/Dialogue Collective collaboration  I teamed up with Wellington designer Greta Menzies. It’s March 2017 and we’ve 800 mm of precious Munich Jewellery Week air-space… What to send across the globe, in the face of all this crazy? Something hopeful; something for the artists. ‘In a…

July: Walking on Sunshine

Walking on Sunshine  For Playthings in Nelson I made Walking on Sunshine, five pairs of tin can stilts When I was at high school I thought that to be an artist you had to look the part – tall, obviously, and enigmatic I got over that, as you can see, BUT when I recently met…

June – Lighten Up

My allocated slot in The See Here window gallery coincided with the winter solstice. Studies show that when people are exposed to bright light in the winter for just 15 minutes a day their mood lifts and their sense of well-being improves. I installed a light therapy lamp with a brightness level of 10,000 lux…

March: Golden Section

I am lucky enough to be a member of Occupation: Artist, a shared studio and crit group. We take our work seriously But not ourselves. In March 2016 we participated in Wellington Sculpture Trust’s Parking Day Project. The idea was Viv Atkinson’s (seen above with fries up her nose). In a comment on land prices, traffic,…