Debbie Templeton-Page – Born in Tasmania has aboriginal ancestry and moved to New Zealand in her 20s. Three-dimensional work created from clay, marble or stone is the result of a primary association with the material that forms the basis of an aesthetic experience.
Her subject matter – guardian figures and multi-headed women – show a complexity of thought both philosophical and spiritual. They demonstrate how as individuals we can have a face we show the world, another we show our loved ones, and maybe even another that only we know. Her guardian figures feel like a link to our past, maybe ancestors or those that walk with us. Grouped in threes or more they provide a presence wherever they are placed, reminding us of the interconnections we have with others and with nature.