Images here eventually evolved into the work included in the 2011 Creative Hawkes Bay Invitational Exhibition. Grouped together the figures took on relationships beyond what they had with the arbitrary found object. A new society was created as they gathered en masse within a small environment.
These small works examine what it is that compels the collection of things discarded after their original use or value has expired. Small figures seek to find a new purpose for objects that have been saved in that ‘junk' drawer by the telephone, in the sewing room, bathroom or garage.
What we value and why part II
detail "Exits" 2011. Silver clay, 2 x 2cms
detail "Exits" 2011. Silver clay, 2 x 4cms
Like a Graphic Novel, Chapter One
These moulded silver works are little reliefs that can be worn. They have evolved from both the physical and conceptual elements of "What We Value and Why". Rendering mass produced little plastic figures in precious metal gives them a value that is commonly recognized. To me, their value comes from their minute scale, detail and individual personalities.
Episodes' from Chapter Two of "Like a Graphic Novel"
Moulded figures of silver clay mounted on organic forms to be worn as brooches or medallions.