no diamonds here. A girl's best friend... ummm - brushed metal in
the kitchen might be more appropriate. I take domestic based metals
and items commonly found around the home to make my works of art.
jewellery for me like is another "wall" or "plinth" that
I can use almost as a moving billboard. Working on small scale pieces
like jewellery in a conceptual way is a great challenge as there
is no room for waffle. I
see my work on people and I am proud that I have made my mark too
on how we see and value ourselves.
my necklaces or brooches seen as decoration, just plain quirky,
or as my main aim (strong statements of where we have come from
and / or where we are going in New Zealand), each work stands on
its own - a slice of Tuiana.
is worn by different people for different reasons: pure decoration,
fashion, cultural significance, as a badge of honour, or as a statement
which the creator and wearer relates to. I use materials that to
me hold and convey certain memories, and work them with my ideas,
to create pieces of art - necklaces and brooches.
Society is always on the move, thus is my work, as what is the fashion
today in my view, depends on the view point of the beholder.