What inspires your art practice?
I enjoy the research part of my work almost as much as the making. I’m often inspired by reading about what drives people to live together in large cities as well as the theories and philosophy behind this. I am also fascinated by fictional and non-fictional stories about people including how far they are willing to push things which inspires my work.
What materials do you work in?
Recently, I’ve been using Plaster of Paris, timber and concrete with a variety of renderings including paints, resins and oils. I also often use mixed media with my sculptures.
Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
The concept for Morph State sits somewhere on the divide between the aesthetics of the city and the necessary growth and expansion of its industries, suburbs and infrastructure.
This work celebrates the city as well as is a commentary on its restraints while fondly pointing to the beautiful nature of art, design and the manmade environment. All three of the afore mentioned features being creative symptoms of our existence and survival in the world.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
NKB Gallery - Mt Eden. Various other outdoor exhibitions such as Kaipara Sculpture Gardens, Sculpture in the Gardens Botanics.
Where did you study?
Glasgow School of Art & Manchester Metropolitan University