1998 - 2000
National Diploma in Visual Arts.
'My work has always been about the world around me, I use found objects as a starting point for making.
A portion of what I find is directly recycled into adornment, other objects are kept, filed away and preserved, for a later date to be used as a reference for carving.'
Craig has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and in Japan, and taken part in an exhibition of Contemporary New Zealand Carvers that toured the Czech Republic in 1999.
When working with stone I take the perspective that I am in some way are some way working with land, or can be seen as working with place.
Landscape is a human construct, it is the way we see and interpret the physical environment and topography is the method through which we analyze or survey the contours of the physical terrain. The division and breaking up of land into a system of human-made spaces has shaped environment and identities here in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Manufactured topographies unpacks this idea in the form of the postcard. A conversation about the framing of landscape, with its subjective relationship to land.
Craig McIntosh 2019