What inspires your art practice?
I am a multimedia artist, enjoying working with wire, low-tech and recycled materials. I am interested in recycling all manner of materials, and transforming them into unusual art forms. As an artist, environmental issues and the effects of mass consumerism concern me. By transforming and recycling used materials, new art forms emerge. The world is in urgent need of new ideas and fresh interpretations. Together we artists can create alternative solutions to help mend a tired and rundown earth.
What materials do you work in?
Recycled wire, low-tech and recycled materials - plastic, fibre, cable ties and copper.
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
These works are a continuation of a series of recycled wire balls, the overall theme concerning Covid and the state of the present world. There is an underlying feeling of anxiety, chaos and despair along with wild hopes of overturning the present situation and a return to a more “remembered reality”. We are all trying to invent a new way of dealing with this uncertainty with more or less success. Division between belief systems have risen to the surface and the future remains unclear.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Arthaus Contemporary Gallery where I have a studio. At various exhibitions such as: Northart, Auckland; Auckland Botanical Gardens; No. 8 National Wire Award finalist, Artspost, Hamilton; Hidden Sculpture Garden, Nelson; Artweek, Auckland; Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens; Small Sculpture show, Waiheke
Where did you study?
Academy of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy; Unitec, Auckland