NZ artist Gill Gatfield creates abstract sculptures that combine sensory materials with conceptual narratives about humanity, nature and place. Using rare stones and timbers, crystal-clear glass, fibre and native grass, her minimalist forms provoke thought and tempt touch. For the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, Gill created Zealandia, a symbol of human DNA carved from a precious NZ stone. The Kiss, a black granite love-mark exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea Denmark and SCAPE Public Art, won a 2017 CODAaward. Glass Ceiling (NZ Aotearoa) 2019, a 30mH silo filled with 16.5 tonnes of smashed glass, created an abstract metaphor and deep sensory experience. Gill was 2015 Artist in Residence at Kvindemuseet Denmark and 2019 Sculpture Fellow at Vermont Studio Centre USA.
Gill Gatfield, Zealandia in Venice