The Plant Power Experience

Last Thursday we experienced a really special plant-based event, "The PLANT POWER Experience from Conscious Action and the Plant Power Podcast. Hosted at Crave cafe, plant-based Masterchef 2013 winner Aaron Brunet created a stunning 4-course plant-based dinner for 100 people. The evening included talks by Dr. Mark Craig and David Cordtz and a powerful meditation with 100 people.

Two of my artworks got to share a bit of their energy at the event. Awesome vibe, great convos about our impact on our planet and health and you can tell every element had a lot of love put in by the community.

Thanks to Brian and Kayla of Conscious Action for inviting me to take part.

Dare to Inspire Mural

A fun mural commission collab with the lovely Kate Hursthouse for The Workshop Auckland and the TEDxAuckland launch party. This mural is an illustrative piece showcasing The Workshop's manifesto.

The Workshop is a new co-working space located in Ponsonby for creative, community-centric and ambitious small business owners. Awesome events includes yoga, shared lunches, brainstorming sessions with fellow entrepreneurs and conscious events from Conscious Action, Organic Mechanic and more.

Ea Festival

This month, I was one of the artists who created site-specific installations for the beautiful conscious event Ea Festival (pron. 'eh-ya'). For this event, I created an interactive installation honouring the land that our venue The Cloud was sitting on.

The Waihorotiu Mandala acknowledged Queens Wharf's history of being once part of the ancient stream, Waihorotiu. As with the process of pouring earth onto water to create reclaimed land, as well as mirroring the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of sand mandalas, people were invited to pour sand onto the installation. This installation changed shape throughout the day. 

SciGlow: The Art of Bioluminescent Bacteria

Painted by Xandolino (Alexandre Freitas). Photo by Chris Proud via Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Painted by Xandolino (Alexandre Freitas). Photo by Chris Proud via Dr Siouxsie Wiles

Be wowed by the eerie glow of bioluminescent bacteria as art and science unite for SciGlow at Silo Park Auckland, 3-4 December.

Microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles has teamed up with artists, schoolchildren and bioluminescent bugs to create the unique bacterial paintings in giant petri dishes. View intriguing artworks by professional artists or try your own hand at creating a living, glowing masterpiece.

Proudly sponsored by the Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery, Te Pūnaha Matatini and the University of Auckland.

Work in Progress

It's as busy as ever here in my studio with new works & wedding plans.

This is my latest work-in-progress, thinking about the balance of the masculine & the feminine in terms of energy (not gender). In Eastern philosophy such as in Taoism and Buddhism, the masculine represents action, doing, fire, progress, linear movement, pushing, hardness. The feminine principle on the other hand, represents being, stillness, grounding, water, depth, connectedness, drawing in & softness. Have been thinking about the rising feminine principle in society, after centuries of our planet favouring patriarchal ideals and values.

Auckland Fair

First time to sell out my mini prints! Ran out of postcards too. Thank you so much to everyone who braved the rain and to Auckland Fair for setting up a fab event.

That's it for me for this year as I hibernate to focus on wedding + a new body of work, but as always my prints are available on my website and watch out for a new, bigger, wider range next year! x

General Collective – Designer Edition

This Saturday is the special edition of General Collective Market Day at Ponsonby Central!

This will be my 2nd to last event this year before diving fully into wedding planning so come say hi and check out some NZ handmade goodness! 10am-2pm, free entry!

Life Forms

Latest #painting, "Life Forms."

This was a fun challenging piece for me, going back to a technique I used to love – glazing. Shadows + light.

Fundamentals 2.0 Exhibit

A collection of drawings and works on paper by modern and contemporary artists. Fundamentals 2.0 celebrates the raw expression of the first encounter between artist and paper.

Featuring works by masters Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Angelito Antonio, Raul Lebajo, and Juvenal Sanso; Don Bryan Bunag, Vincent Paolo de Pio, Kara de Dios, JC Galag, Meghan Geliza, Francis Nacion, Carlo Ongchangco, Katrina Pallon, Marvin Quizon, Kevin Roque, Brent Sabas, Migs Villanueva, and Rom Villaseran. Featuring also the works of Indonesian artists Roby Dwi Antono and Anton Subiyanto; and Syrian artist Noor Bahjat Al-Masri.

General Collective – This Saturday

I'm bringing several of these goodies this Saturday at General Collective Market Day. If you have no plans yet this Saturday come along for 100s of great designed things and artisan food. 9am-3pm, it's gonna be a great day!