Born In Australia and raised on the shores of Taranaki. Blong studied at Hungry Creek Art and Craft School in New Zealand, graduating in 2006 with a major in Painting and Sculpture.
Blongs work is suggestive of a timeless era, a mottled memory of belonging to a time and place. It speaks of hot heady summers, inclusion yet seclusion. An escape.
It’s about the shadows and the light, the intoxication of the tropical and the dark undercurrent often found in such places. its a posing of questions, a suggested narrative.
She works from her studio in Muriwai Beach