What inspires your art practice?
My inspiration comes from my fascination for the mystery and magic found in Maori and Japanese folklore. As well as my desire to create a wonderland that others can step into and also enjoy.
What materials do you work in?
I work in various mediums which include: resin, wood, polystyrene, ceramic, graphic art.
Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
Singing Wind Chimes: This creation is inspired by the traditional Japanese wind chime which brings good luck and good health when hung in one’s abode. This a tree filled with approximately 100 coloured wind chimes hanging in clusters and singing in the summer breeze. Each individual wind chime is hand created of painted ceramic. Sleeping Holi HineThis is one of my characters that I’ve brought to life by creating it in 3D and she stands approximately 1 metre high. I’m working with a combination of mediums to create this magical piece that’s close to my heart and in my signature Frost colours of mint, pink and white. I would love to have this piece in my own garden bringing a serene atmosphere with it.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
Various Galleries throughout NZ and I also exhibit from time to time in Tokyo and New York.