What inspires your art practice?
Fuelled by personal yet universal challenges of war, interwoven with the lingering resonance of historical trauma and our current unstable contemporary age combines to enhance my vision for everything I create.
What materials do you work in?
Using materials including paint, resin, glass, concrete, ceramic and wool as a language to narrate effective and poignant artworks.
Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
Shadow cannot exist without light just as wars are fought to hold onto peace, it is a paradigm which humans cannot escape. This installation is a reflection/contemplation on the human paradox. We have an inability to cease the suffering and violence upon each other, while it is during wars that humans show equally overwhelming compassion, love and humanity towards each other.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
Locally although recent exhibitions, Awards, Artist Residencies, and Fellowships have taken my work to international audiences in Australia, U.S.A and Europe. I have been a finalist in numerous awards and my works are held in public and private collections nationally and internationally including the James Wallace Arts Trust.