My studio practice explores the boundaries between archaeology, architecture and art. I develop small investigations using methods fundamental to each discipline. This includes fieldwork and excavation; technical drafting, notation and painting; and archival research. Each artwork begins with a found object, building or site. Often materials are collected from the sites and combined with the mounting investigations to create the actual structure of each piece. For my larger works I do not plan an outcome in advance, thus the direction of my work is never certain, continuously evolving as new paths are discovered. This results in many layers of information, textures and details which come to rest somewhere between the real and the imaginary.
Tram 137 – Frame 13 + Frame 18

Tram 137 – Frame 13 + Frame 18

Significant Lighthouses of NZ

Significant Lighthouses of NZ

Tag Prints

Tag Prints

Plimmerton: Addington

Plimmerton: Addington

Boatshed n.o 12

Boatshed n.o 12

The Beach Comber

The Beach Comber

Kia ora

Kia ora

The Railway Yard Water Tower

The Railway Yard Water Tower

Hut in the Kowhai Tree

Hut in the Kowhai Tree

Boatshed n.o 86

Boatshed n.o 86

Boatshed n.o 2

Boatshed n.o 2

Door + Bell

Door + Bell

Hut in the Puriri Tree

Hut in the Puriri Tree

Bird Bones

Bird Bones

Sites:158, 160 Cuba Street

Sites:158, 160 Cuba Street

Timepiece

Timepiece

Studio Wall

Studio Wall

31 steps to the lighthouse

31 steps to the lighthouse

8 pegs

8 pegs

Fishing Vessels

Fishing Vessels

Old Tools

Old Tools

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

3 Lighthouses

3 Lighthouses

Beehives 5, 17 and 32

Beehives 5, 17 and 32

Specimen Jars

Specimen Jars

B 25 Mitchell

B 25 Mitchell

Table, Chair, Lantern

Table, Chair, Lantern

The Tea Set

The Tea Set

The Watertower

The Watertower

Boat Sheds

Boat Sheds

The Factories

The Factories

Cliff House

Cliff House

The Architects Tools

The Architects Tools

Small Works

Small Works

The Caravan Park

The Caravan Park

Sample Tags

Sample Tags

Charlie

Charlie

Rory

Rory

Alice

Alice

Peter

Peter

Dad and the kids

Dad and the kids

Sketchbook

Sketchbook

Bird Tags

Bird Tags

Travel Sketchbook 2008

Travel Sketchbook 2008

View from the backyard

View from the backyard

Masters of Fine Arts

Masters of Fine Arts

Site 144/404 – SITE PLAN

Site 144/404 – SITE PLAN

Site 144/404 – ARTIFACTS 30, 31 and 32

Site 144/404 – ARTIFACTS 30, 31 and 32

Site 144/404 – ARTIFACTS 40, 41 and 42

Site 144/404 – ARTIFACTS 40, 41 and 42

Site 144/404 – ARTIFACT 34

Site 144/404 – ARTIFACT 34

Site 144/404 – SCREEN (recording artifacts)

Site 144/404 – SCREEN (recording artifacts)

Site 144/404 – SCREEN (artifact imprints)

Site 144/404 – SCREEN (artifact imprints)

Site 144/404 – SCREEN closed (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – SCREEN closed (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – SCREEN open (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – SCREEN open (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (sketch)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (sketch)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (superimposed diagram)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (superimposed diagram)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (map detail)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (map detail)

Site 144/404 – BRIDGE (section)

Site 144/404 – BRIDGE (section)

Site 144/404 – BRIDGE (rubbings)

Site 144/404 – BRIDGE (rubbings)

Site 144/404 – BRIDGE (rubbings)

Site 144/404 – BRIDGE (rubbings)

Site 144/404 – BRIDGE (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – BRIDGE (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (axonometric drawing)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (axonometric drawing)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (model)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (model)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (detail)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (detail)

Site 144/404 – WINDOW (fragment sketches)

Site 144/404 – WINDOW (fragment sketches)

Site 144/404 – WINDOW (fragment plan)

Site 144/404 – WINDOW (fragment plan)

Site 144/404 – WINDOW (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – WINDOW (exhibition piece)