This marquetry work was made by inlaying handmade paper sourced on a trip to Japan with natural wood veneers.
My marquetry is an extension of ideas expressed though previous cinematography work - taking a concept and adding form, light, texture, movement, and colour and realising these into a crafted object.
I am a New Zealand born cinematographer and established contemporary marquetry artist working from a studio in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
My cinematic experience with interpretation, organisation, composition, texture and lighting informs my artistic approach and interests which are focused on hand-cut contemporary marquetry and collage using wood veneer combined with a range of other materials.
The detailing of my artwork and methodology is also inspired by traditional timber boats. I sail a classic yacht around New Zealand’s coastal areas. Referencing for my work arises from the nautical environments I encounter during this time as well as the exacting construction and operation of my mid-century Danish-designed yacht.