Here is another story of individuals finding a way out of the Corona Crises. Crafting rowing art.
Glen Colechin knew exactly what to do. He suddenly found himself with a lot of extra time and startet to sell sculptures.
He told me:”I make sculptures as a living, but have always needed the push to get me started. Finally lock down was the thing I needed”. Several weeks ago, even the press acknowledge his art work.
Rowing Art: Copper on Wood
“Unfortunately it wasn’t going to work with the job I had so I had to choose. I ended up leaving and found a part-time job designing kitchens. I started in January and then lockdown happened and I was made redundant, he told the nzherold. “I knew it was going to be hard to find another job but I did find something. In the meantime I joined the Facebook page NZ Made and posted pictures of my work. It just went crazy”.
He got very many likes from all over the world. The 2x, two rowers – an order he got from proud parents, a triathlon swimmer, cyclist and runner are between the most successful sculptures. His rowing art master piece is 2 double made of copper on oak. See here:
The engineer begun his artistic work in ceramics. “That turned into woodwork but I didn’t think I’d be able to make enough money to do that full-time so I started using metal” he said. It’s been a long journey for the Taradale artist who emigrated here from Yorkshire in Northland England in 2009. He has been busy lately and orders are coming in. Are you interested in an individual sculpture? Let us know. We will provide the necessary contact.