Timaru artist Cindy King has turned her attention to recycled slate.
Intricate faces are among the images that adorn the hard material now on display at York St Gallery of Fine Art.
Mrs King’s latest exhibition, titled “What Goes Around”, features eight recycled slate art works and one much larger work on canvas, which measures 1.6m x 1.8m.
Creating the works is a case of “good things take time”.
“I sort of work over a period of time,” Mrs King said.
“I like working on two to three pieces at a time. You need to stop and consider it for a bit of time.”
The largest work in the exhibition took three to four months to complete, she said.
Art has been a prominent part of Mrs King’s life after studying the subject at Aoraki Polytechnic (now Ara) from 2007 through to 2009.
Since then, her works have featured in a range of exhibitions, including “Hope and Connections” alongside works by Debbie Templeton-Page to benefit the SPCA, Salvation Army foodbank and Christchurch Cathedral fund.
The fund was established after the cathedral was severely damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes.
Mrs King’s connection with the cathedral does not stop there – some of the recycled slate was acquired from the cathedral, and from Timaru’s Jean Todd maternity unit.
The exhibition “What Goes Around” will be on show until the new year.