Arwen Flowers | artist
I am a New Zealand artist who grew up in Waitakere, near the beautiful ranges, forests and beaches of West Coast, Auckland. After finishing high school I completed a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art (BFA) at Elam School of Fine Art, specialising in painting and photography. Since then, I've developed a flexible, multi-media approach to my art practice which is lately motivated by a desire to recycle and repurpose second-hand materials. My motivation to create revolves around themes of collecting, exploration, navigation, migration, South Pacific—European identity and femininity. Through my body of work (painting, collage, prints and alternative photography) I often reference landscape and oceanic forms. Poetry and a love of music are utilised to help develop my ideas. My studio is located in Helensville, Auckland.