What inspires your art practice?
Nature and personal life experiences inform my art. I incorporate my emotions into sculptural shapes and forms designed to invite the viewer to interact with the tactile surfaces. My art is an expression of my spirit, love, life, and skills that have been developed over time. Using predominantly stone, wood, steel and concrete, I often combine contrasting structures or different materials to accentuate forms and surface textures.
What materials do you work in?
Stone, wood, copper, glass, recycled and found objects.
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Viewing Stone could be seen as an anchor stone, holding us to the land. But I see it more as a viewing stone where you can see the future. The circular cut-out frames the view of the skies and natural landscape as seen through a portal or a telescope. It also allows the viewer to look through the present and glimpse ahead into the future with hope. The smooth marble has a presence casting shadows at dawn
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Various sculpture shows and parks in New Zealand, including Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Waitakaruru Sculpture Park.
Where did you study?
Hungry Creek Art School and NorthTec