What inspires your art practice?
I have sculpted all my life and I express myself in sculpture through the medium of stone, metal and wood. As a ‘direct carver’ I carve stone without first producing a model, working with materials sourced as close as possible to my location.
What materials do you work in?
Steel, stone, wood, plastic - 3D modelling
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Conceived as a symbolic figurehead, Athena stands on the cliff top, representing life’s journey and hope. Designed to conquer the challenges of the exposed cliff top location. Athena pays homage to semi- mythical women and the site-specific semi- historical attributes, the Navy. The exposed figurehead standing on the cliff top as it would stand proud as the figurehead of
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Sculpture in the Gardens 2021-22, Auckland Botanical Gardens; Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens; Emma Jean Gallery, Silverdale; International Art Centre, Parnell; Wentworth College, Gulf Harbour, Auckland.
Where did you study?
City and Guilds of London Art School