Jo Blogg BA Hons (London Guild Hall University) is a practising Hawkes Bay artist. Jo’s body of work exemplifies her self confessed compulsive and obsessive character. She is a colourist and a master of painstaking repetitive patterns which can be composed on anything from a canvas to an unlikely found object. She often works in multiples and the number one hundred appears time and again in her catalogue raisonné.
Mandalas are the perfect vehicle for her repetitive patterns evoking a zen-like experience for the viewer. However, look a little deeper and behind many of Jo's works are clever, often tongue in cheek commentaries on important issues such as feminism, consumerism, and environmental degradation.