Category Archives: New Zealand

New Work – Geography of Memory, Beginnings

This new work began when the Vancouver Island Surface Design Association put out a call for entry. They were looking for an interpretation of ‘Pathways’ in a 60″ x 12″ format. Sarah McLaren and I had been focused on colour for many months and were both inspired by the colour work of Jean-Philippe and Dominique Lenclos. This couple […]


Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens, New Zealand

Here am I surrounded by Audrey Boyle’s ‘Tribute’, (dress fabric, Dacron, irrigation tube). From Audrey’s artist statement: ‘Having worked with vines from nature, most recently Kareao (Supplejack) that once covered this very land, I decided to replicate the fern and its linear quality with all of its lumps and bumps and give it back to […]


Corrugated Steel / Iron Art and Architecture

I made a quick trip to New Zealand to be in on my father’s 87th birthday celebrations, Mother’s’ Day, another family birthday and to catch up with family. Painted corrugated steel I was treated to a Kaipara Coast Sculpture Gardens and Nursery visit. After wandering the inspiring nursery, we had morning tea in the outdoor […]