Works on paper

June 6, 2017

Using a variety of medias and materials, I continue to delve into the world of line, pattern, repetition, space, contrast, transformation, and obsession. I often think of Paul Klee’s comment about ‘taking a line for a walk’. I love the process of simply letting my pencil (or whatever media I may be working with) meander wherever it feels like going…

I’ve long been inspired by the process of knitting, particularly in terms of how you build something from nothing merely by repeating a singular action a multitude of times. I love how the drawings grow and evolve with every mark (or knitted stitch) made, and that in the end, just a like a jumper, the whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Above: Turning Black Into White, white charcoal on paper, A4

Grandma: collage and pencil on paper, A4

Build (below): pencil on paper, A2 cropped and framed


Purl, ink on paper, 2017

Purl, ink on paper, (detail) 2017


Peggy Square, 2017Peggy Square, 2017


Knitting for Yayoi, 2013, white pencil on paper.
Winner of the 2013 Zinni Douglas Merit Award at the Walker & Hall, Waiheke Art Awards, judged by Mary Louise Brown. This painstakingly large drawing of thousands of teeny tiny white circles took literally weeks to complete, and pays homage to one of my favourite artists, Yayoi Kusama.

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