Rangi and Papa
blackwood lead crystal (light blue)
305 x 155 x 55mm
Ranginui – Sky Father
Papatuanuku – Earth Mother
My current work in glass looks at the way in which light interacts with sculpted works seen through the eyes of a traditionally trained carver. Creating works that evolve into a medium such as glass not only continues my development as a carver but also enables the story of the original medium to continue. I strive to recognise the origins and qualities of the materials I work with. While I create works based on my background and influences, I feel that my contribution is only a small part in the evolution of the work as it continues its journey.