• Wired-up sculptor Cherise Thomson's creation will turn heads at Fieldays

    One year ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    An Auckland artist regularly uses hundreds of kilometres of wire, but she isn't making fences.
    Words and photos: Nicole Barratt
    Cherise Thomson's dining table isn't often recognisable as a dining table. Coiled balls of fencing wire and needle-nosed pliers cover its surface. Cherise's children stared in disbelief one day when the table was clear of clutter - “We quite like this mum, what is it?” They asked when they sat down to dumplings that night.
    Auckland-based Cherise , 43, isn't a farmer, and she doesn't use wire for fencing. The full-time artist creates intricate sculptures in woven...
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