2016 Master of Fine Arts, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, NZ.
These sculptural wall-based assemblages bring discarded building materials and the debris of my semi-rural environment into new frames of reference.
Painting upon scrap timber which is then split into shards and reassembled into matrixes of varying shapes and formats.
I use a predominantly warm and earthy palette, punctuated with pockets of silver leaf and a lustrous charred timber.
Though the physical labour involved in making these works is undeniable, the works also have a quality of self-generation: elements mesh as though floated together by forces of nature.
Using recycled materials also harks back to the practices of the cubists, with their characteristic distortions and attempts to represent time, space and motion within an artwork; the resulting works swell with movement and colour.