Grace October 30, 2015 08:09

"Grace" is a work of mine that is finalist in the 2015 Central Otago Arts Gold Awards and is currently hanging in the Central Stories Gallery in Alexandra.  This is a triptych of merino horns, pig jaws and goat horns.  Here is what I have to say about it.....

"My personal manipulation of the back country hunting tradition. In these sun-bleached, long dead skulls, teeth and horns, I see new shapes - then arrange them to make more shapes and further manipulate, to create whimsical forms that I recognise but not in this context - delicate filigree, feminine floral arrangements, sensual curves, snow flakes. There is a sense of gentle humour here but I believe that seeing this strange and delicate beauty holds a certain respect for the animal and putting food on our table."