What inspires your art practice?
Born in 1997 to two artist parents, I feel fortunate to have grown up in a creative household in Clevedon surrounded by native bush. This has definitely nurtured
my creativity. Having spent a few years at university exploring a design degree and a year in the building industry, I feel excited to be creating some unique artwork combining the skills I have learnt. My goal has always been to work for myself.
What materials do you work in?
Corten steel, rebar and reflective board
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
My concept for this year’s Sculpture OnShore Exhibition tells many stories. It expresses the importance of passing down knowledge to the younger generations and letting them flourish. It can also be seen as thinking outside the box and taking ideas beyond your imagination. Monarch butterflies are beautiful creatures, radiating inspiration, beauty and tenderness. Watching them fly entertains our senses. These are some reasons for choosing the monarch to help convey my message in this sculpture. However, Monarch butterflies have deeper meaning than just being a beautiful creature. A common spiritual meaning is that they are symbols of rebirth, change and transformation. I think this ties in nicely with the work’s title Reap, Sow, Flourish.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?Public work in Oneroa Village, Waiheke; Art industry, Clevedon Village.
Where did you study?
Kings College 2011-2015, Massey University Wellington 2016-2017