What inspires your art practice?
Many different things can be inspirational towards my work: Music, literature, people, nature and man-made. I enjoy the research part of my work almost as much as the making. I am often inspired by reading about what drives people to live together in large cities as well as the theories and philosophy behind this.
What materials do you work in?
I use Plaster of Paris, timber and concrete with a variety of renderings including paints, resins and oils. Recently, I have been experimenting with fiberglass.
Describe your artwork forNZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Urban Props #2: The Courier is part of a series of works which are uncomplicated
in their concept, in that they are simple observations within the urban context.
The choices of these observations are purposefully idiosyncratic and are intended principally to be experienced out of their usual context and translated into a sculptural form, and therefore adding to the peculiarity of the work. The displacement of these city images into a new context of sculpture, for me, acts like a portrait, a quiet, still representation, becoming a study of an anonymous person. This is the sole aim of this work.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS? Foenander Galleries and Auckland Art Fair
Where did you study?
Glasgow School of Art & Manchester Metropolitan University