I love unique ideas and Brooke from Move Ur Art has certainly come up with one.
Brooke designs these really fun, interactive artworks which are constructed from plywood with a magnetic backing which attach to a sheet of metal. The artworks are essentially like a large-scale, geometric jigsaw puzzle which can be rearranged over and over again to constantly update the artwork on your wall! Just think of the endless possibilities in formations and patterns you could create, isn’t that just so clever?!
Find out more about how Brooke brought this amazing concept to life, and how the magic of social media transformed her career, it really is such a great story! Thanks for taking part Brooke and all the best for future success and world domination!
Artist Name: Brooke Adams
Artist Location: Beach Haven Auckland
Type of Work – Medium: Wood work and paint
Move Ur Art is such an original idea, what inspired the concept of making moveable art pieces initially?
My initial concept was inspired by children’s building blocks and the ability to change patterns by moving pieces as well as a fascination of plywood.
Tell us about your background, what did you do prior to starting Move Ur Art? What prompted the leap into a creative career?
I worked in the hospitality industry as a chef for 14 years and as my young family grew, it became more and more difficult working 12 hour-long shifts only to be woken by kids jumping all over me at 6am in the morning hungry for breakfast!
It was with the arrival of our third child that I knew it was time to come up with a solution and find something that I could do to generate income, allow my creativity to continue from home whilst also benefiting my family.
Plywood has seen a recent resurgence in popularity in the design world, what qualities attract you to this material and why is it your medium of choice?
Yes, I do love plywood. I simply love the way the warmness transforms my house into a ‘home”. The colour, texture and layers you see from the side view would have to be my favourites as well as the fact it is a New Zealand made product.
You recently designed The Wheelie Tables for New Zealand Fashion Week 2013, that must have been quite an exciting project! How did you become involved in this event and what influenced your colour and pattern choice when designing these pieces?
Yes, I was completely overwhelmed to be approached by NZFW and it was certainly the highlight of 2013 for me that’s for sure! All I have done in the way of promoting Move Ur Art is starting a Facebook page – that is it! I haven’t contacted anyone directly, all it takes is for one person to share or like something and it reaches a totally new audience and the cycle never stops. It simply amazes me how social media is such a powerful resource and thanks to all my followers I have been blessed with such opportunities like New Zealand Fashion Week.
Resene were a sponsor for the event and I was able to choose colours from their latest range for the wheelie table designs.
Where can readers see or buy your work?
At this stage I only have my Facebook page, selling via email communication as well as a couple of retailers out of Auckland.
What can we expect next from Move Ur Art? Are you working on any new products for the line?
I have loads of ideas floating around in my head, distracting me often! It’s just a matter of time…
Do you have any words of advice for aspiring artist / creators?
The best advice I have ever been given was from a dear friend of mine and that was ‘Just give it a go, you can always paint over it!’