Kimberley Dodd

Since a trip to Tonga contributing to Humpback whale research for the University of Auckland in 1995, Kimberley Dodd has had a strong cetacean theme running through all her art work. Being up close to the whales had the impact of a religious experience. Ever since, she has been painting them or making sculptures out of wood and wire. At present these sculptures of whales and tails are made from wood salvaged from the Christchurch Earthquake. They are mostly native timbers and some have colour added to invoke feelings of the ocean. The latest pieces in the PAUANESIA Series have hand collected paua which is shaped into ovoids and strung with flax like jewellery around the neck of the whaletails.

Kimberley now lives and works from Wainui, Banks Peninsula.