What inspires your art practice?
Human nature, Buddhism, Philosophy, Geometry and our connection to nature.
It is hard for me to explain my inspiration. It just is. All I know is I get the urge to create from objects or patterns in nature and try to explain human nature in a 3D form.
What materials do you work in?
Stone, wood, metal, recycled materials
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Bonvoyage is represented as a vessel, an object that transports us from one place to another. Change is inevitable, from what we see within our surroundings to how we feel in our environment. Journey gives us a new experience continually changing, forging a new path. What we surround ourselves with is who we are.
Taniwha, The Awakening: All cultures have a water serpent, Dragon, in their mythology ours in Aotearoa is the Taniwha. Taniwha are large supernatural beings that live in deep pools in rivers, dark caves or in the sea, especially in places with dangerous currents or deceptive breakers. These Taniwha are guardians, helping us through dark turbulent times.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Art by the Sea Gallery, Takapuna, Auckland; Public works in New Plymouth, Tokoroa, Auckland and Rotorua.