What inspires your art practice?
Always seeking unity and harmony, my work celebrates our gregarious nature as a society. It embodies our cultural rhythyms in a contemplation of everyday life. Captivated by the ethereal quality of light and the mood enhancing effects this has on our disposition, I infuse physical light within my sculpted works to evoke a sense of ‘life’ and connection. This fusion of form with the science and colour of physical light, produces works of art that transform with time. By day, my sculpted forms interact through shape and shadow play. As night draws in, the ethereal quality of light, breathes energy and colour into my work, embuing it with life.
What materials do you work in?
Powder Coated Aluminum, 12Volt IP68 LED Lighting and marine grade, weather proof ‘fabric’. Chosen for their longevity and low maintenance in NZ’s harsh weather conditions.
Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
Embodying our cultural rythyms in a contemplation of everyday life, An Introduction... pays homage to that initial encounter with another. More gregarious in a group dynamic, my anthropomorphic forms, stand life size as if socialising. By day – the forms and their shadows, play between each other as if conversing. Then as night draws in, the ethereal quality of inner light comes alive. Breathing a little mischief into the party.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
Please visit www.larissehallartist.com for latest work availability.