2005-2007 (Books I want to Read)
These works were started when I began my MFA in 2005, the titles were chosen from a list of books I wanted to read. These books are the physical component of my book list video 'Books I want to Read' (2006)

2009 (Banned Books)
Banned Books was created in response to an invitation to contribute to the exhibition Article 27 from curator Richard Dale. The New Zealand Human Rights Commission commissioned the project from Dale. Each artist was asked to respond to the theme of human rights. I developed the concept for my contribution with a carefully edited list of banned books. I chose titles that had an interesting linguistic quality about them, or were of particular political interest. My final selection contained a balance of both of these qualities. For each title I created a painted book artwork. When the show toured to The Physics Room in Christchurch, I redesigned the presentation of the work to fit the dynamic of the new space. Intentionally appealing and quirky, my aim was to bring viewers’ attention to the complex issue of book censorship. Dale described my work as “very strong in critical terms, spanning painting, conceptual art, installation and sculpture.”

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 The Bad Seed   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 Death of a Beauty Queen   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 Make Your Own Damn Art   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 Life, A users manual   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 The Joke and its Relation to..   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 The Fall   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 Wheelers Bookstore   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 Wheelers Bookstore   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 Wheelers Bookstore   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 Wheelers Bookstore   2005 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 COCA show, Christchurch 2006   2006 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 The Essential Writings of M.D.   2006 part of (Books I want to Read) 
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 Banned Books, The Physics Room 2009   Article 27, Subjective Liberties 
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 Banned Books, Northart Gallery 2009   Article 27, Subjective Liberties 
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 Banned Books, The Physics Room 2009   Article 27, Subjective Liberties 
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 Banned Books, Northart Gallery 2009   Article 27, Subjective Liberties 
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 Banned Books, Northart Gallery 2009   Article 27, Subjective Liberties