Zoe Thompson-Moore/piecewerk (Pākehā) was born in Ōtautahi Christchurch and grew up in rural Canterbury. She now lives in Te Awakairangi ki Tai Lower Hutt with her family.

An artist around the block, she can usually be found in the backyard gleaning inspiration from the loose-parts-play of the neighbourhood kids or tending the beloved community compost heap.

Photo: Dianna Thomson