Private New Zealand and International Collections. 2005.
Environmental concerns are a primary focus of my sculptural practice.
While celebrating the infinite complexity of nature, Dragonflies draw attention to the fragility of our environment and the crisis that face world waterways, with our ecosystems being eroded by human neglect and industrial pollution.
The environment of the Dragonfly, like our own is dependant on the preservation of wetlands, lakes and waterway where the larva live in mud at the margins of streams and lakes and take five to six years to reach maturity.
The artwork, Kingsteelii Uropetala combines my name with a dragonfly's. Uropetala Selys, are native to
New Zealand, and have a wing span of around 100mm.
Materials: laser cut and hand-finished, 316 marine grade, stainless steel x1.5mm.
Editions limited to 50.
Dimensions: Wingspan 400mm and 600mm.