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.
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

Specimen Jars

Specimen Jars

B 25 Mitchell

B 25 Mitchell

Table, Chair, Lantern

Table, Chair, Lantern

The Tea Set

The Tea Set

Rory

Rory

5 Blocks

5 Blocks

The Factories

The Factories

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Small Works

Small Works

The Architects Tools

The Architects Tools

Charlie

Charlie

3 Lighthouses

3 Lighthouses

Sample Tags

Sample Tags

Alice

Alice

Peter

Peter

Beehives 5, 17 and 32

Beehives 5, 17 and 32

Dad and the kids

Dad and the kids

The Watertower

The Watertower

Sketchbook

Sketchbook

The Caravan Park

The Caravan Park

Bird Tags

Bird Tags

Boat Sheds

Boat Sheds

Cliff House

Cliff House

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)

Site 144/404 – WINDOW (detail)

Site 144/404 – WINDOW (detail)

Interior Architecture Thesis

Interior Architecture Thesis

The Old Shed

The Old Shed

Interior Architecture Thesis – Window 1

Interior Architecture Thesis – Window 1

Interior Architecture Thesis – Window 2

Interior Architecture Thesis – Window 2

Interior Architecture Thesis – Window 3

Interior Architecture Thesis – Window 3

Interior Architecture Thesis – Window 4

Interior Architecture Thesis – Window 4