Creating new cushions for the couch in a chunky wool with embroidered graphic images to keep me occupied on the winter nights.
July 09, 2009
July 05, 2009
A selection of my early art work.
'Just Calm Down' [20 cm, 1994] cast bronze, handmade NZ flax paper, ink, beeswax
July 04, 2009
July 03, 2009
July 02, 2009
These nine pieces were in my final year exhibition at Nelson School of Design, Nelson, NZ where I did a Diploma in Craft Design. Called 'Good News to the Sick' [50 x 40cm each, 1992] each piece related to a herb that had remedial powers for the skin. Made from handmade NZ flax paper, moulded, printed and waxed, and backlit to enhance the reference to delicate skin.
July 01, 2009
In a previous life I created art and exhibited in New Zealand. This piece called Datura Crest [1200 x 1000mm, 1992] won the annual Young Contemporaries Art Exhibition in Nelson, NZ in 1993 [oh so long ago, the year after I finished art school]. It is made of flax paper that I handmade, moulded, printed, painted and waxed. It is called Datura Crest due the gorgeous garden that I lived in at the time that had this mysterious plant come up every year with the most stunning and sweet night-smelling flower and very very spikey seed pods. Otherwise known as Moonflower or Thorn Apple.