Archive for May, 2012

Daily posts are sooo not going to happen so will refrain from making such rash statements again.

Anyway, am currently working on a work for Transit of Venus which will be complete within the next couple of days so will post a photo once done. Then is on to a work for Matariki.  Am loving kumara at the moment. Love the absolute rebelliousness of them – they will not conform to shape at all and are absolutely perfect because of it (terrible to peel though).

Will post photos once that project is complete also – am hoping to capture the beauty of the kumara!


Te Huripuureiata

Posted: May 30, 2012 in New Stuff

After completing the drawing of Te Huripuureiata, I had a huge urge to cut it out! and so did.

Tahi Rua Toru Wha

Posted: May 30, 2012 in New Stuff

Another work about siblings, sisters in particular.
Very different personalities but with the same lines running through them that tie them together.

Commissioned work

Posted: May 30, 2012 in New Stuff

My first commission for 2012

It is about family ties and how wonderful and lucky it is to have strong and loving connections with your siblings as adult children.

Drawing Exhibition work

Posted: May 30, 2012 in New Stuff

The story of Te Huripuureiata was fascinating to me from the perspective of Ruatapu.  What could happen to someone to go from a boy who plays with his brothers, to a young man filled with enough anger to plot and carry out the killing of them??

The story of the battle of Te Huripuureiata.
About Ruatapu leading his brothers out to sea to kill them off so he could be the heir. Where Paikea called the whales to save him.

Unfortunately you cannot read the writing on the drawing from the photo but it is as follows;

And Ruatapu did bludgeon his brothers
And their blood did stain the sea
And Paikea did pray
And Paikea did receive
The Whales did come
And Ruatapu did perish
And his sins born of pain envy and greed
Soaked in the blood of the sea.

Found some more 2011 works

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Old Stuff

Is funny how you can totally forget about some completed works when, at the time, they took up most of your world . . . I was going through the camera to upload some more photos of this years activities and found two more of my favourites from last year.

Following are photos of the mural I completed for Gisborne Y Kids childcare centre on Roebuck Road.  Is the biggest work I have done so far and I love it.  Was a challenge and I learnt a huge amount, including, protecting work for outdoor longevity, and mounting it safely (children play around it all the time).

The next photo is of the first woodcut I have ever done

Is a comment on the importance of mothers and their amazingly important role of making their children feel important and special in the world.

I was supposed to post weekly but have been caught up in the whirlwind that is life and drama and have neglected blogging.

My humblest apologies . . .Have decided to make up for it with daily posts for a while until I can take it no longer.  Posts on works I have completed this year to date, and what I am currently working on, so let’s get started . . . .tomorrow . . . . have to take photos!!