BENEATH THE WAVES | Justin Culina
From a ridge in Parua Bay, Northland, Justin Culina works overlooking the ocean- in this context he finds endless inspiration for his fine art glass works.
Culina's Shell Bowl series emerged from experimentation with glass blowing. He took cues from the shapes that the glass naturally wanted to assume. He found the fluted edges that undulate and fold most inspiring - these forms felt effortless and organic. Combined with unique colour combinations these works come to represent shells, wave forms and whirlpools.
View work by Justin Culina here
LIGHT ON THE HORIZON | Angela Maritz
"Sunburst" is a recent work by Angela Maritz offering a dreamy pastel colour palette and dynamic painterly gestures.
This abstract landscape is full of light and movement. Maritz achieves a balance between energetic mark making and descriptive rendering- existing in an exciting space between scene and abstraction. This is a result of the artist's vivid imagination and inspiration from her place of work in the Bay of Plenty on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.
View "Suburst'" by Maritz here
COLOURS OF OUR COUNTRY | Lynden Over
With a distinct signature style that is hard to ignore, Lynden Over creates beautiful glassware that references his local landscape. Over is the founder of Lava Glass which is home to the biggest pieces of glass ever blown in New Zealand.
Highly collectible, Over's Volcanic series displays his mastery of form and colour. Each piece, with it's fine details and textured painterly palette, is entirely unique - these pieces make for a special gift or valuable addition to a glass lover's collection.
View work by Lynden Over here