Lauren Kitts work seeks to explore the essence of nature and uncertainty.
Graduating with a B. F. A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1985, as well as obtaining a B. Soc. Sci. from the University of Waikato, 1979, Lauren Kitts has successfully established her own artistic business and niche.
Lauren Kitts has gained international recognition as a professional sculptor over the last 30 years . To date, she has attended over 25 sculpture symposia, nationally and internationally, exhibits on a regular basis, and completes commissioned works.
Her inspiration is the natural world, where form, in all its myriad complexity, abounds. She also explores the connection between the material world and the “unseen”. She is also concerned with the nature of uncertainty, and man made climate change, which is expressed in many of her new works.
She moved to the Nelson /Tasman area 3 years ago, where she is running a home based gallery on a 16 Acre property in Tasman. Viewers can view and buy her sculptures from there. They are placed amidst beautiful sea views and country side. The gallery is sited at the top of Williams Rd., just up from the famous Jesters cafe, off Aporo Rd, which leads to Mapua… It is open most days, but a phone call would be appreciated at 0212671127 . Hawks Valley Sculpture Gallery is clearly sign posted at the start of Williams Rd., at and the end of the driveway at 190 Williams Rd.