Louise Purvis lives in Auckland and her primary mediums are stone and metals. Her works often have a simplicity to them which belies their actual making. Recent works have explored land forms and notations of marking and mapping.
Seismic is a direct response to the site. Each disc tells of an event: Topographical Map Section references the location and marks the exact path of a segment of Wellington’s fault line; Seismic Shock records the earthquake itself; Disrupt speaks to the earth moving and the disruption that takes place; and Split tells of the result of an earthquake and the opening and movement of tectonic plates.