Karl Fritsch,

June 8 to July 3, 2010

I will be showing my first ‘made in New Zealand’ pieces. I’ve just built my own workshop in Wellington and am still keen to build more things. I like it. I like the DIY mentality – everybody has a project around the house and it doesn’t matter how skilled you are; you just do it. You might fail but then you can just fix it again. There’s usually a good amount of making things fit that do not really fit. Materials get reinterpreted for a new use and the project becomes a creation and a statement in itself: the serendipity of DIY.

Dear Mari,
I would have loved to show you my new pieces, made in New Zealand. You were always so clear about what you like and what you don’t like – what you understand and don’t understand.
I always had to laugh a lot.
Sort of.
I miss you. I would have loved to hear your comments.

KF, May 2010

Ring, 2010, blackened gold, various stones

Work from Freeling

Ring by Freeling Ring, 2010, 18k palladium white gold, carnelian
Ring by Freeling Ring, 2010, 18k gold (blackened), various stones

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