Outside-Inside is a celebration of identity. Who do we think we are? No matter our race, colour or creed we are built of layers of memory, experiences and events. I work methodically yet intuitively setting up relationships through multiply layers of paint, using oil sticks and oil paints to create saturated colour and depth; I'm inspired by colour, the materiality of paint itself and what its possibilities are.

In this body of work I have focused on the land, the people and our animals, using old family photographs, memory and my current surroundings. These works are emotive, atmospheric, life and layers, layer up on layer of events, memories and experiences. A celebration of our Tanga Tewhneua, our visitors, our land and our animals. What makes you who you are? 

 

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February 19, 2024