“Exponential Growth” driftwood sculpture

This year’s entry in Driftwood and Sand, the annual beach sculpture event on Hokitika beach. I came across some of roots and/or vines while walking on the beach prior to the event and immediately saw the potential for random weaving. I did a trial sphere over a beach ball which Continue Reading →

“Tangaroa’s Tapestry” beach sculpture

The Driftwood and Sand beach sculpture event is held annually in the last week of January on Hokitika beach.  My entry this year was “Tangaroa’s Tapestry”  In mid-January I was walking on the beach and found quite a lot of seaweed which was unusual. I collected it up for my garden Continue Reading →

Gold.Flax.Paper Exhibition 2020 – Left Bank Gallery

The Left Bank Gallery in Greymouth hosted the second Gold.Flax.Paper Exhibition from 25 February to 19 March 2020. The first exhibition was in Hokitika a year ago. Gold.Flax.Paper: a collaboration of three Hokitika artists Kira Birchfield, jeweller – gold Anne Daniel, fibre artist – flax/harakeke Kate Buckley, visual artist – Continue Reading →

Beach sculpture – Driftwood and Sand – “Emerging” and “Fermentation”

Driftwood and Sand: 24-28 January 2020 I love creating sculptures on the beach at Hokitika for Driftwood and Sand, which is a beach sculpture event that is held in the last week of January each year. This year I made two sculptures from driftwood and harakeke – ‘Emerging” and “Fermentation”. Continue Reading →