Son of Man


Son of Man
2015

Oil on canvas

$1599.00 NZD


Painted as part of the Stations of the Cross at Titahi Bay Community Church annual exhibition at Easter, this work looked at the crucifixion of Christ.

“The weight of sin on his shoulders
SIN OF MAN
Overwhelmed, suffering, despair, anguish, pain, cry for help, depressed, rejected,
alone, fear, hurt, vulnerable, betrayed, crushed, forgotten, abandoned
Darkness, consume, scared, exhausted, anger, nowhere left to turn to
Intense emotional inside His soul
The burden of fate today
Ignored, isolated, solitude, sour, unsure, shadow of death
Hopelessness, Grim
Take this cup of suffering away from me
But not my will but your will be done. Humble
SELFLESS, grace, mercy, forgiveness, peace,
Solace, determined, LOVE, Saviour of the world
SON OF MAN”

You Reflect the Light


You Reflect the Light
2005

Enamel and Polyurethane on Canvasboard

600 x

1860mm

Private Collection


Painted using black paint with stencilled letters, the difference in thickness creating the text and finished with multiple coats of gloss polyurethane, this work creates a reflective black surface that the viewer can see themselves in.

“YOU reflect the light that shines upon you”

Mercy; Humbly Walk with Your God


Mercy; Humbly Walk with Your God
2008

Enamel on board

230 x

940mm

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Continuing with the use of stencils, text and spraypaints, I explored the idea of grace and mercy. The reds and blacks are strong colours paired with white crosses. The text is taken from Micah 6:8.

“Mercy
Mercy
Mercy
Mercy
To do what is right
To love MERCY
And to walk humbly with your God”

Grace; No More of This


Grace; No More of This
2008

Enamel on board

230 x

940mm

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Continuing with the use of stencils, text and spraypaints, I explored the idea of grace and mercy. The reds and blacks are strong colours paired with white crosses.

“Grace
Grace
Grace
No more of this
They know
They know not what they do
Grace”

Burn; Holy Ground


Burn; Holy Ground
2008

Enamel on canvas

520 x

1005mm

$1450.00 NZD


This work uses a different technique of using spray paint and stencils to create the work. I wanted to explore just how detailed I could make an artwork without using brushes.This work explores the encounter of Moses and the burning bush.

“Burn Burn Ngiha
Do not come any closer
Take off your sandals
You are standing on holy ground
Tapu Whenua”

Broken Together; Broken – Pakaru


Broken Together; Broken – Pakaru
2008

Enamel on canvas on board

600 x

280mm

$450.00 NZD


This is a pair of works which explored opposite terms and the juxtaposition between them. These two works look at “Broken” and “Together”.