NZSOS 2018

Gitta Schrade

What inspires your art practice?
My work is inspired by Nature, everyday life and the surrounding environment and my response to it. What finally makes me create an artwork is my curiousness; can I create something with the same identity using different materials? I will only know, once I have tried it.

What materials do you work in?
I work mostly with copper, for its organic feel.

Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
Impressed by the majestic look of the Māori feather cloak I decided to create Perspective a proud standing copper weave. Copper strips woven together, brushed with patina to create the aged copper look. Two finished weavings are then plied into shape by hand and one slipped into the other and joined. Perspective is mounted on a wood plinth and a steel base plate.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
I have exhibited at Harbourview Sculpture Trial, Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, Kings College Art exhibitions and other Art Sales and Exhibitions. My works are in private hands.


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