Now that I am back home in Hokianga, New Zealand, the busyness has not stopped. I have many things in the pipeline …
I have just finished working on over 40 carved stamps, this collection will be hanging in a small solo exhibition at the Boatshed Cafe in Rawene for Oct 2016. In ‘Philately Will Get You Everywhere’ I use a playful manipulation of scale and bring the detail and aesthetic I enjoy into a human proportion. By bringing this work into our personal space I move it to a one on one conversation with the viewer. A conversation still being held at the intersection between reality and deception. I am referencing actual stamp samples from the past and acknowledging our implicit nostalgia for things historical.
Commissions are very welcome for these sculptures, I am able to place any picture/photo on the stamp, making it personalised and a great gift option.
The stamps are $250 each, 10% discount for multiples $475 for double/pair and $2025 for 9.
I also have a match commission to start working on, the client has enjoyed my already made/sold large match sticks. I am really looking forward to getting the big machinery out and working on a substantial carving again.
I am so happy to be home and look forward to sharing my next projects with you all.