“Why I make is becoming more and more of a mystery to me. Is it out of habit? To be part of a group? Or to show off? The result of an uncontrollable compulsion? To make something ‘beautiful’? To test myself?
What I make is perhaps less mysterious but sometimes hard to describe. Conversations with a colleague recently offered up the following partial descriptions of my work “… abstracted to simple and loosely geometric forms, largely planar elements, connected with metal frame construction …sometimes sewn … sometime monochrome … colour apparently random … attention to surface texture and colour … new piece, cardboard and tape … shallowly extruded planes …”
I make in an intuitive and repetitive, albeit interrupted, manner – in fits and starts – sometimes as short as five or ten minute intervals, late at night and when the baby is sleeping. At present, time is simultaneously the challenge, structure and method that informs my making”. Suni Hermon, 2014
Since completing a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Whitireia in 2009 Suni Hermon has exhibited throughout New Zealand, in Australia, and recently in Munich as part of Talente (2012) and Wunderruma (2014).
In 2011, Suni attended the inaugural (and only) contemporary jewellery professional development camp ‘Boot Camp’ with Damian Skinner, Areta Wilkinson, Caroline Billing, Warwick Freeman, Karl Chitham, and Studio La Gonda and has attended workshops with jewellers Areta Wilkinson, Warwick Freeman, Octavia Cook, Renee Bevan, Andrea Daly, Lisa Walker, Steph Lusted and Matthew McIntyre-Wilson.
Also in 2011, Suni developed the concept for The See Here, a micro gallery space in Wellington (theseehere.com).
Suni lives in Wellington with her husband and their baby Otto.