Dimensions:165 x 135 x 60
Medium: Greywacke and Pounamu Beach Stones
I am a carver based in Westport, New Zealand and I've lived and worked on the West Coast for over 20 years. I produce original works in a variety of materials but predominantly work with stones I gather from the beaches between Greymouth and Punakaiiki. The natural forms and textures combined with the compact and tough nature of these rocks create endless possibilities.
If you spend long enough looking for stones eventually you dream about finding stones, and then sometimes the dreams come true. This vessel contains the memories of some of those days.
Like many artists i work from home already, so I was lucky to be able to keep producing even when sales were affected by lockdown. Although it's been a tough year in many ways it's made me grateful for what I've got and where I live. The NZ buying public has also looked inwards at what is being produced here and found a new appreciation for the wonders that are being created in their own backyards.