Dame Suzie Moncrieff.
Founder and CEO for The World Of Wearable Art had vision and tenacity to swim against the current, which sparked a series of conscious and subconscious thoughts to create a piece that reflects her humble authenticity, despite her success.
Symbolism's and dark and light are used to express her journey, which has forged a permanent pathway into the NZ landscape.
The Graduate was inspired by many young men and woman in this country that are leaders and visionaries.
They are wise beyond their years and have the ability to encourage unity diversity and mixed culture. The subject is not based on a particular person, but from my imagination.
He has both Maori and European lineage and he is guided by his ancestors through the Tui, acting as his moral and spiritual compass. His relationship with the environment is strong and he sees himself as its guardian.