Flight; the action or process of flying through the air.
Flight is a collection of pieces that explore ideas of the sky, weather, and how these external forces influence our environment and internal realities.
These external forces inspired the artist Ngaio Rue Blackwood to create explorations in watercolour, embroidery, and drawings for her solo exhibition opening at the Franklin Art Centre, Pukekohe on the 9th of July. This exhibition is an accumulation of her past six months of work and will be displayed until the 22nd of July 2016.
She describes having the opportunity to put together this body of work as a really rewarding experience. It has allowed her to play around with ideas that are to be displayed together. The ideas play off each other and always lead to new ideas that have not been formed yet.
Ngaio describes her art as ‘Romance with the hand-made line’. She explains that “Our actions are not always a reflection of what we think and feel. We think we want to draw a line, but the way it turns out could be wonkier than we thought it would be. I enjoy this translation, which is most likely why I dislike rulers, and have a love for everything handmade.”
Her passion and purpose is to make art that explores, that space in-between our physical world and our inner thoughts.
She is inspired and motivated by the fact that every piece of art that she creates leads to the next. She is constantly surprised by what our minds can conceive and create.
Ngaio has always created ‘art’, but became more serious about being a practicing artist when she went to study interior design in Wellington. She then switched to fine arts in her second year and has pursued exhibition and professional opportunities since then.
Her goals are to win an art award and show, in a dealer gallery.
If you would like to see more of Ngaio’s work, find out more information on the upcoming exhibition, or join her mailing list for updates about her work, please see details below:
Flight Exhibition https://www.facebook.com/events/289358094737499/
Exhibition history http://ngaioblackwood.com/about/
Mailing list http://eepurl.com/bBu5cr
Here are some poetry that Ngaio has enjoyed while working on this exhibition:
Shelters from the storm
A small cloud rests
on the hill-top
Across the harbour
One rain cloud
with its own rainbow