I look forward to seeing inspiring and different polymer clay work on The Daily Polymer Arts Blog. This morning I had quite a surprise, to see my own work featured. See here. This follows on from the 'Accomplished Artist' article from their magazine, in the previous post.
29 September 2018
23 September 2018
Featured in The Polymer Arts Magazine
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09 September 2018
Aotearoa - land of the long white cloud
This piece won 1st prize in the 3-Dimensional category in the New Zealand National Mosaic Art Exhibition 2018.
|Aotearoa - land of the long white cloud (6 views)|
As you look round this spherical sculpture, you will see
- The North and South Islands, with the main towns/cities in grey and the topography in shades of green.
- The Auckland city skyline, with Sky Tower, and some yachts indicated by the white sails. Auckland is often called the 'City of Sails'. Rangitoto Island in tucked in the background
- A sandy beach. There are so many beautiful beaches around New Zealand.
- Mt. Cook and part of the Southern Alps, with one of the many beautiful blue lakes.
- The top end of the 'long white cloud' forms into a spiral shape, reflecting the Maori 'koru' symbol.
Aroha Nui (with afterglow)
|Aroha Nui (with afterglow) - in daylight and darkness|
This polymer mosaic is my first one to incorporate ‘glow-in-the-dark’ tiles. They outline the central heart shape when the lights go off, hence the reference to ‘afterglow’ in the title of the piece. Aroha Nui means ‘much love, with deep affection’ in Maori (the language spoken by the indigenous people of New Zealand).
07 September 2018
New Zealand National Mosaic Art Exhibition - opening night and prize-giving
|General view on the opening night|
My two entries were Aroha Nui (with afterglow) and Aotearoa - land of the long white cloud. Now that the judging has taken place, I will post more details of each soon.
|Aroha Nui (with afterglow)|
|Aotearoa - land of the long white cloud|
So proud to have won an award, as this is the first time I have entered work in this exhibition.
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