AddressTapuae Art Gallery
851 South Road
Studio will be open for the full 10 days
Studio open by appointment outside the trail days
Toilet facilities available
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Portia's work explores morphing animals by gradually changing them from one thing to another- through merging segments, they become one. Using a variety of mediums to create her work, Portia examines the connection between collaged paper materials from books through stitching. As the animals all grow together, or merge into one body. These very unique creatures are anthropomorphised by each having individual names. Playful and warm, they simultaneously give one the feeling that they could have been stitched together by Dr. Frankenstein. Portia's works rather grotesque; when you think about what they could be, they are horrifying in an oddly beautiful way.
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