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"I like to focus on the things between the lines of a story: all the weird and wonderful characters that live in minds, in the shadows under beds, in a world only a step apart."

I am a painter, print- and toy-maker, based in Wellington, New Zealand. My artwork is inspired by Children's book illustration as well as contemporary street-art. My current focus is on traditional printmaking and paintings on recycled wood.

My anthropomorphic characters and scenes are based on traditional archetypes: the unwilling (grumpy) and lonely hero, the companion on a journey; the dangers and shadows of the past, present and future. Even though my characters are dark and melancholic, they emit something strangely positive and uplifting. They shift their shapes, wear various skins, or live in symbioses with other beings; they often are caught between stagnation…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 20
  • Joined February 5, 2008

Favorite materials

Wood, wool, felt, paper, ink

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About

"I like to focus on the things between the lines of a story: all the weird and wonderful characters that live in minds, in the shadows under beds, in a world only a step apart."

I am a painter, print- and toy-maker, based in Wellington, New Zealand. My artwork is inspired by Children's book illustration as well as contemporary street-art. My current focus is on traditional printmaking and paintings on recycled wood.

My anthropomorphic characters and scenes are based on traditional archetypes: the unwilling (grumpy) and lonely hero, the companion on a journey; the dangers and shadows of the past, present and future. Even though my characters are dark and melancholic, they emit something strangely positive and uplifting. They shift their shapes, wear various skins, or live in symbioses with other beings; they often are caught between stagnation and change.

My artwork is often seen as working well with children-- especially weird children of any age.

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