Katydid and Bees
Made for 2018 NZSOS Woman’s Refuge Exhibition.
This work speaks to the shifting ecosystems, crisis among species for survival and the need for adaptation.
It can also be seen as a metaphor for our own inner growth and renewal; dealing with change or upheaval or crisis; healing and allowance.
I recreated my original ‘Katydid‘ 2002, using her alien and yet somehow feminine form, curling inward like an embrace.
Most of my bronzes are black, because there is no distraction to the form and it adds a solidity and foundation. The gold, by contrast lifts and lightens details.