Inspired by the ancient culture and rugged coastline of her Cornish homeland, Julie Moselen’s metal sculptures explore the dualities of light and shadow, softness and strength, the masculine and the feminine. The elegant forms adhere to the complex mathematical patterns repeated in the natural world, with curvilinear twists that defy the strength and rigidity of the raw material, inviting the viewer to a moment of quiet repose.
Each work is sculpted entirely by the artist, from the intense physical labour of cutting, welding, grinding and shaping steel with handmade tools, to the precise application of surface treatments.
Moselen has exhibited internationally and throughout Aotearoa at sculpture events such as NZ Sculpture OnShore and Sculpture on the Gulf, and her work is held in several private collections.
She is currently an artist in residence at Corban Estate Arts Centre and is represented by Black Door Gallery, Parnell.