I am a sculptor from New Zealand currently working with Oamaru Stone. I'm strongly attracted to the geometric shapes and feel of the Art Deco era and I add my New Zealand flavour.
Shivaun’s Artist Statement
I live and work in Lower Hutt. My artwork has a strong Art Deco style. (Early 20th century.) I was drawn to this aesthetic before I even knew it had a name. The clean cut lines, curves and symnetry brings a sense of intrigue to my eye. The inspiration for my work comes from what I see around me.
I currently work with Oamaru Stone. The medium lends itself to straight lines and curves. I love the problem solving aspect of reductive sculpting. It keeps me guessing to the end what the final sculpture will look like. I feel the stone and I create the piece together.
I have work in Private and public collections inluding The Wallace Arts Trust.
I have a degree in graphic design and illustration, Bdes.