Private Residence, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Pods conjure for me an image or form encapsulating potential, abundance and vitality.
Seeds themselves are, for me, the ultimate vessel for life. Seeds are “where it all starts”, a complete store of all the information needed to engender growth toward full realisation of the individual.
Specifically with the Honesty Pod (Lunaris annua) I tap into the wealth of meaning with an instantly recognisable object, at once iconic and ubiquitous. A perfect nascent form of nature.
I also bring to the fore childhood memories, of ‘pretend’ money and a play on it’s name, a word not often allied with money.
Acrylics and powdered chalk paint on carved board.