What inspires your art practice?
My work sits at the intersection of environmental and conceptual art. It addresses the effects of human industrial expansion on the environment. The artworks raise questions regarding the future of our world as nature adapts to technological waste.
What materials do you work in?
Discarded plastic bags and objects.
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Plastiglomerates are small plastic rocks that are formed when plastic debris melts and fuses with natural materials such as sand, shells, wood, and coral. They can be created naturally or through direct human action where extreme temperatures occur. By mimicking the natural creation process of plastiglomerates, I create plastic rocks as a way to raise questions regarding the future of our planet as nature adapts to a plastic environment. By placing these plastic rocks in the natural environment, my aim is to inform, remind and alert that plastic waste is even more urgent than most people think and plastiglomerates are the evidence. These rocks could be a possibility in our future landscape.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?Auckland Art Fair; Projectspace Gallery; Temporary outdoor sculpture installations around Auckland.
Where did you study?
Elam School of Fine Arts, Masters of Fine Arts (2019)