Inspiration Inspired by my winning sculpture “Mantle” in this year’s Driftwood and Sand beach art event in Hokitika, I decided to create “Journeys” – a smaller, more refined work – for my entry in the 2023 Parkin Drawing Prize. Creating “Journeys” Artwork entry driftwood, stone, muka (harakeke/flax fibre) 900mm x Continue Reading →
Driftwood and Sand is a beach sculpture event held in the last week in January every year in Hokitika. Here is the story of my winning creation ‘Mantle’. Usually, I spend quite a lot of time beforehand walking on the beach, looking for materials and inspiration. But this year I Continue Reading →
Reflection, preparation, learning and celebration were the themes for the member’s exhibition at the Left Bank Gallery Greymouth in June to mark Puanga-Matariki. I entered three works.
Driftwood and Sand Beach sculpture event, Hokitika, 21-25 January 2017 The day before the start of this year’s Driftwood and Sand I walked along the beach to get ideas for my sculpture. There was a lot of shiny black seaweed along the high tide line, something I had never seen Continue Reading →
After plucking up the courage to enter work into the two WAI exhibitions last year, I thought I would try an entry in the annual beach sculpture event in Hokitika – Driftwood and Sand. I found a place on the beach, then four long pieces of driftwood to act as Continue Reading →