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“No Hea Koe?”
Glitter, Enamel, Ink, Copper nails,Canvas, mdf, Recycled Rimu

The glitter painting just on canvas was first completed in 2010, but I never felt it was complete. Was also hanging the opposite way at that time and was called whakapapa.

A couple of weeks ago I finally pulled it out from under my bed and finished it – Where are you from? it is about acknowledging all of the places and people you come from, and the hopes and dreams for the people that will come from you.



Posted: July 3, 2012 in New Stuff

Time to plant kumara . . . .


“Toku Kumara”
Enamel and Glitter on bent mdf

Apart from the kumara reference for Matariki, this is a more personal, whimsical work.  It is an ode to the beautiful kumara which is my favourite of all veges. Also kumara is a source of tribal arguments between my husband and I!  He insists that taro is the best – taro is the main export from Niue where he descends from.  I insist that kumara is the best. We have been having this disagreement for the last 12 years (since we visited Niue) noone will concede . . .or ever will.

Work for Transit of Venus

Posted: July 3, 2012 in New Stuff

Though this is well overdue to blog on, following is the work completed for Transit of Venus, June 5/6.

Has been sold – woohoo!


“The Other Objective”
Enamel, Glitter, Ink, Sand, on mdf

This is about Captain Cook’s reason for coming to NZ.  It was the other objective of his trip from England, the first being to observe the Transit of Venus in Tahiti.

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.