One of the wonderful things about traveling to another country and setting up an installation with none of your studio tools is the challenge to stretch your mind around unfamiliar materials. Bamboo, flax, and silage netting, all found on Te Hapua farm, are being used in place of my familiar lumber, stakes, chicken wire and nails.
Here is the wool bale they set aside for me.
The form I have chosen is a little woolen home that sits up on an exposed knoll overlooking the magnificent Lake Taupo and with views of the surrounding volcanoes. The sky is big here, and the land vast.
Meet my neighbors!