Sculptor (and Arts Foundation Icon) Greer Twiss is profiled in this episode of the early 80s series about notable artists, made for TVNZ. Twiss talks about his career and significant works, including the much loved Karangahape Rocks: an early, large scale bronze made at the limits of his ability at the time which twice caused him serious injury. His fascination with rendering functional everyday items — tools, wineglasses and rulers — as decorative sculptures is explored, along with his preference for working at home in the midst of his family life.
I like making things. I like getting things made and I have to always fight with myself not to race ahead and finish the thing too quickly. I’m inclined to want to get the bloody thing finished so I can look at it, and see what it’s like, and it’s always a battle.– Greer Twiss
Made in association with Television New Zealand and Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council.