Wendy Hannah is an Auckland based Sculptural Painter.
Hannah's practise is founded on experimental methodology and a keen interest in the scientific properties of colour and paint.
Her studio research developed at Elam has led her to work with various forms, experimenting with resin, varnish, acrylic, and industrial additives to create large scale wall-mounted sculptures.
Hannah uses a bright and vibrant palette applied in overlapping triangular patterns on three-dimensional wooden forms which she then coats in liquid glass. It's the precise layering of colour paired with the high gloss of the liquid glass that creates a sense of luminosity and depth.
She is known for her 'X' forms which authenticate she is a Woman and from the X generation. Also from Maori descent 'Ngati Awa' and 'Te Arawa', the X form has meaning in Tikanga Maori, she believes it binds us all as humans to place and ideology.