Louise McRae – Biography
Louise McRae lives and works near Pakiri Beach. She has an MFA from Whitecliffe College of Art & Design.
“We owe a great debt to the trees, we are deeply connected through time to the great trees of the forest. They stand witness to all that has happened over the ages and hold knowledge for the future that we are only beginning to understand.
I propose to make a work that loops and shines and bounces and sings about the curling branches of the Pohutukawa tree. It thrives where others cannot. It stands with its roots in rock facing all the Pacific can throw at it. I pay homage through this work, and hope to lure others, to stop, to see, celebrate this tree.”
Louise McRae, December 2021