Artist’s statement -
During a recent sojourn to Australia I cam across work of Victor Meertens, a Melbourne sculptor who makes wooden constructions and covers them with demolition materials such as corrugated iron and pressed metal. This method of working has had a direct influence on the work seen here.
The process of nailing iron to wood has long been an integral part of New Zealand’s building heritage. Sheets of corrugated iron, lead-head nails, a saw, hammer and a wooden framework are all that is needed to lay a roof, throw up a fence or construct a tree house. What I am doing is really no different.
→ Contemporary tin man looks at land, Auckland Star, 1987