I still remember the shock of moving from the small rural primary school of Wakanui to the comparative enormity of Ashburton College. However, I adapted pretty quickly and have many fond memories of the college, in particular the creative chaos of the art room run by Glenn Smith.
From Ashburton I went on to study architecture at Auckland University and then art at Brera Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan and Central Saint Martins in London. When moving to London I also completed my registration as an architect through Westminster University. So art and architecture were interwoven throughout my education and continue to be now in my working life.
I’ve been based in London since finishing my studies here, but spend a lot of time abroad for exhibitions and commissions. My works engage a range of different media from sculpture and installation to photography and film. However, all the works follow my interest in the connections between art and science, in particular recent works have been focused on how we perceive the physical world and how far our perception is from what we call reality.
Currently I’m working on a range of projects from gallery exhibitions to commissions for larger sculptures within private and public collections.
Despite being abroad for a quite a few years now, New Zealand still feels very much like home.