Denise Batchelor

Based in the Hokianga, my work as a visual artist focuses on the minutia found in fleeting moments – the hidden details unobserved or overlooked in passing.

Whether work evolves from an encounter in the field or from a conceptual idea, the intent is to motivate a deeper experience of and connection to the world and each other.

The depths I have come to perceive while witnessing these events is what I offer through the translation I make of them to both still and moving image.

Often meditative and slow, these events unfold as nature directs, but it is the lens that I hold that frames them anew as vignettes of my experience.

5 questions, 5 answers

Do you have a favourite colour?

My favorite colour changes and is dependent on my environment.If I’m in the forest, then it’s green. If I’m near, on or in the ocean then definitely blue. I love that there’s a rainbow of colours to choose from!

How do you take your coffee?

I don't

Is there something you cant live without in yourstudio?

I haven’t had the luxury of a studio for some years, so my studio has been wherever I can set down my laptop. I guess a flexible studio is what I can’t live without.

Who is your favourite artist of all time + now? Why?

Wolfgang Laib –love love love his ephemeral installations of pollen and the quiet way he goes about collecting it all himself.

5 words that explain your art

Observe, experience,connection,meditative, photographic