Beck Wheeler

Beck Wheeler

Beck Wheeler

Beck Wheeler

Beck Wheeler

From Kate McCarthy I stumbled on the work of Beck Wheeler — an artist who is living in New Zealand. She combines toy making, textile and woodworking techniques to produce sculptures and her work has been exhibited in Melbourne, Spain, UK, USA and Canada.

She is continually inspired by the tradition of folklores and since her move back to New Zealand from Melbourne, Australia – she is inspired by patterns and textures found in nature. She’s also experimenting with digital media and will bring painting, sculpture and digital media together through installation which will culminate in an exhibition entitled The Swanndries Guys, which will be held at High Seas Gallery in Auckland starting 22nd October 2010.

Kate McCarthy

Kate McCarthy

Kate McCarthy

Kate McCarthy

Ever looked at child-inspired art that’s well, grown up?

Take a look at Kate McCarthy’s work and you’ll see what I mean. Inspired by early childhood memory of pure shape, color and intent, Kathy’s managed to dissect the colorful (and sometimes fleeting) world of play into a 2D interpretation mixed media work with a spot of humor thrown in.

I could detect a hint of innocence in her works, and also a sense of wonder as she wields her brush – I love the playfulness that shines through!

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