Gaye Jurisich is a Hamilton based artist of many years experience. Her work includes painting and sculpture in a variety of media. “It has become more and more obvious to me that my works are a dialogue that involves the reality of space and time, visual associations and ambiguity. My work reveals elements of the journey, the familiar becoming unfamiliar, and the known becoming unknown. Elements of trust, human mortality and feminist ideology are exploration points. It is important that my work challenges ideals, initiates thought and provokes discussion about connectedness, to our past and future. There is a sense of motion, redefining the adventure of life’s journey when walking along a large work or when coming upon it as a series of encounters in time. It isn’t about making beautiful things, it’s more than that, a deeper purpose, although I can’t always pinpoint or describe it as eloquently as I would like. Embedding the work in the landscape, integrating the specificity of surroundings, and corresponding to and emphasising direction are important aspects.