I graduated from MSVA in 2009 with a BVA. I have been very busy with group exhibitions and building up my practice.
I have been lucky to be involved with a group of Auckland jewellers. This has helped so much with meeting and talking about our work and what’s on. Learning not to take yourself to seriously.
In my work I am interested in two forms of adornment,- garment and jewellery. My curiosity lies in the crossover of the two and how close they come to each other, and what happens in the exchange. The metal gives a sense of traditional jewellery. Using it as framework for the underlying structure in which i push through fabric embedded with objects to add a sculptural dimension. Fabric embodies a piece of history, often a favorite garment has memories adding another layer. By recycling it into another form of simple beauty and detail allows a connection physically and emotionally to the wearer.
The mentorship that Peter Deckers created is a fantastic idea. I’m so excited about it, I feel it will really extend my practice. For me, making is always about a journey of constant learning.