What inspires your art practice?
I am always inspired by the boldness of colour and designs, especially from nature and using them to create sculptures with different shapes and textures. I also like to weave stories from myths and legends into my work, allowing the sculpture to take on its own shape. This happens especially when working with clay. Duality of an object is also of interest to me, creating work that is often two things - sculpture /
What materials do you work in?
Primarily I use clay and glazes and create ceramic pieces. I have also been exploring adding organic materials to my ceramic works. I also use wood, plastic, paper, metals and found objects to create multi-media works.
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
An interactive installation to create a place of peace and remembrance. Members of the public will be able to move the tiles to create their own version of a Zen or a Chaotic space. Fort Takapuna was built as a defensive site for defending Auckland against invasion during WW1 & WW2, but today it is a peaceful place for leisure activities or for taking in the inspiring views - a Zen place. However things could have been quite different if war had come to this place, a chaotic space would have been created. This installation can be used to create a dichotomy - War / Peace, Fear /Love, Chaos / Calm - that the participant can choose.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
The Sculptureum in Matakana
Where did you study?
Hungry Creek Art School