Occupation: Art student and model
Based in: Muriwai Beach, Auckland
My hometown highlights:
One of my favorite memories from growing up in New Zealand is Muriwai’s Waitangi Day music festival organized by locals. All of the families would go up to the Houghtons Bush Camp with their picnics. It was always such a joyful atmosphere.
The Muriwai arts trail makes me inspired and amazed by how talented our community is.
I like NZ-based artist Bill Hammond, because there is a lot of depth to his work and he uses a lot of symbology that I find intriguing. I also like Amanda Jakich, who is a local Muriwai artist. I love her use of color.
The scene: Waiotapu is a geothermal wonder, with its volcanic steaming multi-colored lakes and champagne pools of bright greens and pinks. You can stare down into the Devil’s Bath and see craters full of bubbling hot mud or watch geysers shoot 20 meters into the sky. -ZM