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.
Plimmerton: Addington

Plimmerton: Addington

The Railway Yard Water Tower

The Railway Yard Water Tower

Significant Lighthouses of NZ

Significant Lighthouses of NZ

Tram 137 – Frame 13 + Frame 18

Tram 137 – Frame 13 + Frame 18

The Beach Comber

The Beach Comber

Kia ora

Kia ora

Boatshed n.o 86

Boatshed n.o 86

Boatshed n.o 2

Boatshed n.o 2

Masters of Fine Arts

Masters of Fine Arts

Studio Space

Studio Space

Artifacts

Artifacts

Workbooks

Workbooks

Site 144/404 – SITE PLAN

Site 144/404 – SITE PLAN

Site Plan: in situ

Site Plan: in situ

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 (wall drawing)

Site 144/404 – DOOR (wall drawing)

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 (string drawing)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (string drawing)

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 – STAIRCASE (exhibition piece)

Site 144/404 – STAIRCASE (exhibition piece)

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)

Window – detail

Window – detail

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Door + Bell

Door + Bell

Bird Bones

Bird Bones

8 pegs

8 pegs

Sites:158, 160 Cuba Street

Sites:158, 160 Cuba Street

Hut in the Kowhai Tree

Hut in the Kowhai Tree

View from the backyard

View from the backyard

The Caravan

The Caravan

Shags in the Estuary

Shags in the Estuary

The Typesetting Factory

The Typesetting Factory

Upon Thy Shores

Upon Thy Shores

Beehives 5, 17 and 32

Beehives 5, 17 and 32

The Axonometric Treehouse

The Axonometric Treehouse

Fishing Vessels

Fishing Vessels

Hut in the Puriri Tree

Hut in the Puriri Tree

31 steps to the lighthouse

31 steps to the lighthouse

The Pocket Watch

The Pocket Watch

Two Sheds

Two Sheds

The Tramping Hut

The Tramping Hut

The old House and the Water Tower

The old House and the Water Tower

Specimen Jars

Specimen Jars

B 25 Mitchell

B 25 Mitchell

Table, Chair, Lantern

Table, Chair, Lantern

The Tea Set

The Tea Set

3 Lighthouses

3 Lighthouses

The Birdhouses

The Birdhouses

4 Treehouses

4 Treehouses

Old Tools

Old Tools

Timepiece

Timepiece

Boat Sheds

Boat Sheds

Cliff House

Cliff House

The Factories

The Factories

The Watertower

The Watertower

The Architects Tools

The Architects Tools