Welcome! It’s great to have you here.
Nō Mannin Isle of Man, nō Aerana, nō Ingarangi, nō Kotarana ōku tūpuna.
I was born in Christchurch and grew up in rural Canterbury. I now live with my family in Te Awakairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt.
Our household and the neighbourhood is the nexus of my creative practice. Here the background to practicing becomes the foreground as I pay close attention to the ongoing activities which might otherwise be considered a distraction.
This (re)orientation to the things which sustain us, reveals the potential expansiveness of timespace. The subsequent softening of vision making way for previously unseen connections and new possibilities.
I seek to practice in a way which interrogates isolation, scarcity, competition and the imperatives of the work ethic. Instead emphasising attachment, interdependence and proliferation through acts of care, generosity and vulnerability.
I love inviting other people into my creative practice as a way to strengthen existing relationships and develop new ones. I’m interested in going slower and getting closer, “moving together at the speed of trust” (see ‘Emergent Strategy’ by adrienne maree brown, AK Press, 2017).
I value work-not-made, maintenance, play, interpersonal relationships, internal transformation and desires over relentless productivity and external outputs.
photo by Dianna Thomson