sea
sea

acrylic on canvas 41x41cm

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bridge
bridge

acrylic on canvas 41x41cm

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installation view
installation view
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bloodcells
bloodcells

acrylic on canvas 41x41cm

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waters edge
waters edge

acrylic on canvas 41x41cm

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black cells
black cells

acrylic on canvas 41x41cm

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installation view
installation view
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hearttbeat
hearttbeat

acrylic on canvas 41x41cm

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network 1-5
network 1-5

acrylic on cedar 5 x 180cm

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installation view
installation view
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dwelling 1&2
dwelling 1&2

acrylic on marine ply 14x14x184cm

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IMGP6181
IMGP6181
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dream
dream

acrylic on wood 30 x 30cm

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listen
listen

acrylic on wood 30 x 30cm

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wander
wander

acrylic on wood 30 x 30cm

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held water
held water

acrylic on marine ply 14 x 14 x 18cm

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drift

Ivy Hill Gallery, Wapengo NSW 2016

Growing up in New Zealand I was influenced by the intricacies of Maori patterns from the painted columns and woven panels of Maori Meetinghouses and later through research came to understand them as symbols representing a visual language that could be read as we understand written text. 

 

Questioning the way Europeans reference the visual I explore our written language through various lenses, playing with text as pattern, language as mimicry, and words as art. The literal meanings of the words are pushed towards a purely visual language where the words, shifting and transforming, are reconfigured as mesmerising patterns.

 

The words in this exhibition come from thoughts of recently moving to the Far South Coast of New South Wales.

 

anxiety

overgrowth,

verge, ripple

water, oxygen, breath

community

mimic

drift