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Queen to Pawn 7259 viewsWe treat the global warming issue like a game - thinking that we can play around with the environment in the hope of better economic outcomes - and then when this game is over and we've lost the game (our environment) we can put the pieces back on the board and start again.
The Queen piece (on left) shows the sun, its power distorted by growing industrial activity. The Pawn(on right)the flooding, slipping, melting of glaciers.
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Great expectations (II) - different view195 views
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New Beginnings451 viewsthe top piece of this statue is 1 metre tall, it sits on a plith (not fully shown in photo which is also about a metre tall). The flowing forms representthe unfurling of new fern fronds... new begininngs
(SOLD)
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Fern frond160 viewsA small piece - depicting the fern frond and leaf (sold)
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Flora401 views1220 mm tall in total. four pieces pinned together. Study of petals and stamens reminiscent of the campula flowers growing in my garden
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River Song164 viewsI was sitting on the banks of the Waipawa River one day, throwing stones in and watching the ripples made when I found myself transfixed by the movement of water over and around stones. I watched the way the water swirled and flowed making patterns in light and form.
It always intrigues me trying to replicate movement in something really static like stone – it is so rigid and fixed - so I saw it as a challenge.
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Nikau Palm673 viewsStatue made in two pieces pinned together. Statue stands just over 2 metres tall and is VERY heavy!
I really like how light and shadows play on this piece. Sorry... Not for Sale
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Silver fern without fern fronds1127 viewsAnother view of silver fern statue (on next page) with central fronds removed.
If you click on these photos they will get bigger... enjoy

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The Source (at night)214 viewsThis year I bought some cheap $5 solar lights and lit up some of my sculpture... here's The SourceApr 04, 2016
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Taste of Elegance (at night)216 viewsThis year I bought some cheap $5 solar lights and lit up some of my sculpture... here's Taste of EleganceApr 04, 2016
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Wavy fern lit up at night220 viewsThis year I bought some cheap $5 solar lights and lit up some of my sculpture... here's Wavy fernApr 04, 2016
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A Taste of Elegance225 viewsThis is one of the most time consuming pieces I have ever carved! It took months - to carve out the bowl of the glass, drill thousands of holes to make the laceyness, shape the leaves, and the sanding was a nightmare.
But this piece while formal, is super elegant. I uplight it at night to show the shadows and form. Its one of my current favourites.
Apr 03, 2016
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Tui on Flax (Lacey)217 viewsIn Spring there are hundreds of tuis at my place, fighting over kowhais and flax flowers while I work. They are such beautiful birds.
I have been thinking about making a lacey sculpture with birds for a while and a tui on a flax is my first attempt.
This was made a a birthday present for an environmentalist. I hope it sits well amongst your bush/garden and that the tuis fly around it there too. (SOLD)
Apr 03, 2016
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Fern Lace230 viewsI keep returning again and again to ferns - perhaps because I love them. This is a smaller version of a fern (65cm) done in a lacey style.Apr 03, 2016
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Dale's new beginnings.234 viewsAfter retirement beginnings a new life with new starts and challenges. The fern speaks of the life that has been - and the unfurling frond speaks of the new changes. Happy retirement Dale (SOLD)Apr 03, 2016
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Daisy sundial212 viewsAnother ode to the humble daisyApr 03, 2016