Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Rustic collage

Preparing for the Craft Harvest market on Saturday the creative process kicked in and inspired me to upcycle some more rimu from a friend's old staircase. Bits of paper that I would normally throw away also suddenly came in handy  as materials for collages. The creative process is a slippery thing. It strikes when you least expect it. Some lino printed fantails that didn't work for one project seem to have found a use as well.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Built beauty

It was so pleasing to see our local Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tāmaki receiving international acclaim at the World Architecture Festival and being awarded Building of the Year.

This free public space is open 364 days of the year and is a bubble of refuge from urban routines. Many an hour is spent wandering around through its spaces soaking up inspiration.

Below, a part of Choi Jeong Hwa's Red
Plastic flowers, wire, dead tree
Commissioned 2011, supported by Molly Morpeth Canaday Trust

Photo by Nigel Adams 2011