Over the years my work has shifted to reflect a more of an intimate relationship and connection with self and environment. Through a multimedia expression, my work explores tribal knowledge learning, the navigation of genealogies, narratives, histories, and the passing on of those learnings through whare wānanga (houses of learning). Combining repetitive layers of line work, patterns, and imagery, fusing traditional iwi (tribe) and hapū (subtribe) art and design foundations with modern symbolism, my work looks to echo narratives and concepts of learning styles, conditioning the mind to learn, to retain, to explore, to reimagine.
Creativity and Innovation of creative spaces plays an important role in learning, transmission of learning, and therefore the bringing together of people. Creativity can provide foundation. Provide voice. Bring forth awareness. Activate healing. Grow leadership.