Year: 2020

Of Sketchbooks and Statues

We have, in New Zealand, managed to lockdown, quarantine and in the famous words of Sir Edmund Hillary ‘knocked the bastard off’ and are now enjoying a life in Level 1 with few restrictions other than the border closures to the rest of the world. I have no doubt that as soon as we open up again, COVID-19 will reappear, but hopefully we have some semblance of awareness over how we deal with it. Of course there has been the sadly inevitable business closures and unemployment that follows a country shutting down for 2 months. My own work in

Lockdown

I’m not going to say anything much about the pandemic to be honest. I’m at my desk in lockdown, continuing to create things for a world that is changing into something we aren’t sure of yet. I hope it will be kinder and less inclined to use material gains as a measure of success. Artists have always struggled with this one…

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