Medium: Air dry clay on canvas, painted with acrylic
From a young age I enjoyed art and being creative however I didn’t get seriously into painting until I was 16. I make art because I enjoy it and I find it relaxing. The sense of achievement when it’s all finished is very satisfying. I’m inspired by anything and everything.
This piece is a visual representation of how I imagine it looks in the protected and untouched parts of the ocean. The legend of the Taniwha has interested me since I was a child and I imagine their well protected homes would remain as beautiful as this. I used this medium because during the lockdown there were limited options and I had to create with what I had on hand.
Just like a lot of people, for me it has been quite scary and uncertain. Art was something I could focus on throughout the lockdown period and provided me with a constant outlet. Due to the restrictions and limited available supplies, I decided to use some things I had laying around that I had not tired before. This lead me to the clay which I used to create an underwater coral scene.