Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts, Massey University (2020)

Despite the efforts of COVID-19 to interrupt the study year, life has continued and here is some of my postgraduate work during 2020. Collecting hundreds of discarded cicada shells (kihikihi wāwā), pōhutukawa stamen and wood from my local area has led to an exploration of the narratives and materiality of these natural objects and a curiosity about the interrelationship between art and science to further our understanding of non-human living forms.

Graduate Diploma in Fine Arts, Massey University (2019)

This is some of the work made while studying for a graduate diploma at Massey. These installations explore formalism and are created using base materials (cardboard boxes and plastic cups) which led to an investigation into branding and consumerism. 

Form+Grid Installation (2019)

This is my first effort in Art Studio at Massey. Here, formalism is explored by deconstructing rectangular cardboard boxes and the grid...however what I learnt was that branding interrupted the reading of the form! 

Advanced Diploma Exhibition (2018)

Here are some photographs of my work from the Advanced Diploma term 4 2018...two fantastic years of learning about play... loved every minute of it and would recommended it to anyone and everyone!

Ceramics : Pinched Pots Series (2016)

I enjoy making pinched pots. They are simple to create and the feeling of moulding and shaping a pot with air enclosed is a tactile delight. These pinched pots are made from white raku clay and burnished.

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Socially-engaged art practice, 2020