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.
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.
I miss you. I would have loved to hear your comments.
KF, May 2010