Cherise Thomson

Cherise Thomson

What inspires your art practice?
In my art practice I aspire to re-examine our relationship with nature, and decontextualise the medium from limiting and controlling space, to interacting with and accentuating it.

I am constantly inspired to ‘provoke’ this material with unusual shapes and unexpected intersections and, over the past year in particular, have further challenged my materials, techniques and processes in order to upscale my designs into larger, more aspirational works.

What materials do you work in?
Copper, galvanised wire and wood are my favourite materials right now.

Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Okewa will be my second conceptual work exploring cloud formations, illustrating
their deep connection to our physical surroundings and the natural processes that rule our lives.

My first work in this Cloud Series, titled Ao, was purchased by Sir James Wallace, and is now part of the permanent collection at the Pah Homestead / Wallace Arts Trust.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Sir James Wallace Collection, Pah Homestead; Canopy Cancer Care Foundation; New Zealand National Fieldays Society (NZNFS)

Sculptures by Cherise Thomson

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 2021

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