Penny Howard’s practice is often concerned with the meeting of cultures and some of the shared superstitions and religious overlaps between Maori, Samoan, Irish, Scottish, & English cultures.
Penny Howard's practice is often concerned with the meeting of
cultures and some of the shared superstitions and religious
overlaps between Maori, Samoan, Irish, Scottish, & English
cultures.The works produced are an expression of the artist finding
and exploring her own cultural identity. 'For me it has been the
mythology, religions, and bird lore. The birds have become
significant as has the ocean'.
The works produced both lyrically and visually are an expression
of the artist's narratives of finding ones cultural identity. An
exchange of dialogue takes place between Penny's sculptured wood
silhouettes as they explore memories of whanau and aiga; whakapapa
and gafa, against the backdrop of colonization and the Pacific
Penny Howard graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1995,
she has work in the permanent collections of the Wallace Arts
Trust, Waitakere City Council, Foundation North, Auckland Events
Centre and Auckland University- installed in the Business School,
Dept Critical Studies in Education, at the Auckland Family Court
and in other private collections in China, U.K and Australia.
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