My Samoan grandmother was a late-starting, well-known artist. As a child I attended her, her taupou. I also took up art as a grandmother but I am self-taught; Teuane Tibbo was a true naive.
I am a grassroots student of the myriad threads of humankind, I read and study widely and do art papers and workshops. Lately I’ve focused on clay hand-building, slip-trailing and casting.
Selected for the 2014 and 2015 Parkin Drawing Prize, and exhibiting out of Wellington Potter’s Association and Vincents Art Workshop,
I regularly sell at exhibitions which are as likely to be off the beaten track as on. fb: hedy - heidi ankers
Afakasi Surfacing - Escape Artist
6 piece Ceramic installation About the work: Laumei the turtle is a sacred brother, the Chiton & molluscs represent life’s extraordinary, seemingly inexorable path. The Chiton is a creature extant from the dawn of time with stones for eyes and magnets for teeth. I can relate. This 6-piece ceramic wall installation alludes to the sacred shell of necessary protection; it is my second marine installation. The first 13-piece installation, ‘A Vision of Lineage’ sold recently in Ceramicus 2017 at the Academy of Fine Arts. Approx 80cm x60cm $350 SOLD