An Architectural Eye and An Artistic Mind
Michael Lowe is a graduate architect and fine artist based in Wellington, New Zealand. Architecture, for Michael, is rational, and art free but the two disciplines are not so distinct in practise, one playing into the other in various ways. “There is an openness and degree of exploration and playfulness required to understand the potential of a place. For me this feels like art,” says Michael. We talk to him about the “fantastic position” he is in between the designing and painting, how they cross over and one can teach the other.
Amid the un-reconstituted heritage that harks back to the spice trading heyday, this genteel icon melds the stately languor of Old Ceylon with an ethereal elegance. Melissa Rimac takes the time tunnel.
The art of Kate Rohde
Drawn to decorative arts since childhood, Kate’s trajectory has led her to resin, crystals, and a gorgeous exhibition at Pieces of Eight Gallery