What inspires your art practice?
I am inspired by life, by nature, and by my journey here in this lifetime. I am inspired by my tupuna and by my children and by the thought of their children. I am inspired by aroha, and whakapapa and our place in this world. I see myself as a global citizen with a tribal view.
What materials do you work in?
I am enjoying using composite materials, combining materials to get the best performance and process, metals and polycarbonate with automotive paints.
Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
I am working with the idea that transformation is essential that all things transform and change. We should embrace and accept change, encourage it as change is the only thing we are guaranteed of when we are born. With this in mind I hope the audience ponders their own growth and change as they watch the work move and transform as it reacts to the environment.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
In public collections around New Zealand.
Where did you study?