2001 Finalist

Larinae Stewart, Wanganui, New Zealand

An optimistic view of life

Slumped and assembled glass, mixed media
54 H x 20 W x 4 D cm

Since immigrating to New Zealand from South Africa, I have had to deal with the pain of separation from my family, my childhood, familiar landscapes and those wonderful African experiences. I am experiencing the way dislocation brings out fresh struggles when trying to establish a new identity within a new culture. I am absorbed by the idea of home, displacement, dislocation, identity, sense of place, memory and loss. Geographical dislocation provides me with new vision and self discovery.

Glass is a wonderfully seductive medium which enables me to express ideas. It symbolises strength, fragility and transparency in relationships. My work is a personal narrative which deals with the issues of living in two cultures.


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Larinae Stewart
, Wanganui, New Zealand

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