“My concerns have changed with time. As I’ve become more involved with the material I’ve become more concerned in how I can work it in new ways” Jeff Thomson
Title: Woven House
Medium: Used corrugated iron and timber
This work evolved with time. Referencing the tradition of weaving it was first presented as a carpet in 2011, part of Sculpture on the Gulf on Waiheke. It survived a flood, later be reconstructed into the Woven House. Today it sits on the site of the Blundell’s founding cottage, not much smaller than the one that was there before.
Jeff Thomson was born in Castor Bay, Auckland in 1957. He completed a BFA, specialising in painting and printmaking at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 1981. Thomson was awarded the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in 1995 and the Tylee Cottage Artist in Residence, Wanganui in 2000. He regularly exhibits throughout New Zealand and Australia and also in Germany and France. His work is in Public Art Galleries and private collections around the world including the Alan Gibbs Farm, Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington and the Govett-Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth.
He has worked as a fulltime sculptor since 1985. Currently he works and lives in Helensville.