What inspires your art practice?
Growing up in a throw-away society, taught me reusing and recycling. I learned to see different ideas and aspects in the discarded objects and started “to make things”. I like to create trees and branches out of metal, which includes recycled materials; I’m reusing things to make other things! Creating art pieces from discarded material keeps the dumping stations and landfills less crowded.
What materials do you work in?
I work in Copper and other recycled metals; also in wood and paint.
Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
Dancing with Wind reflects on couples dancing in harmony. The wind dictates the rhythm of smooth and equal movements in the sculpture. The distance to each other gives enough room to dance solo, depending on the wind. No part of the sculpture is dominant, the wind only dictates priority.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
I have exhibited Artwork at NZ Sculpture On Shore 2012, Harbourview Sculpture Trial, Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Kings College Art-Exhibitions and other Art Fairs and Exhibitions. My work is well represented in private collections in Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.