Kitset sculpture number fourteen
(“our beautiful ocean”)
“Kitset is presented as a concept, in a sense a deconstruction of form. Found and up-cycled objects, including discarded consumer products found in and around our oceans, give reference to their own histories. As a kit-set the work holds the potential to be transformed and interacted with. Juxtaposing the multifaceted natural and man-made materials gives reference to a larger concept – ‘the weight of humans on nature’. This sculpture challenges how we individually perceive the world around us, providing a flux between an idea and a perceived outcome.”
Stuart Bridson lives near Raglan on the west coast and works as a preparator at the Waikato Museum, Hamilton. He completed his master’s degree in fine arts at Canterbury University, Christchurch in 2000. In 2011 he won the Ebbett Prestige Environmental Award at the Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Hamilton and in 2013 the Small Sculpture Prize on Waiheke Island. In both 2013 and 2014 he was a finalist in the Wallace Art Awards, Auckland and in 2014 exhibited work in NZ Sculpture Onshore, Auckland.