Tauranga metal artist‘s global magazine spread

Tauranga metal embossing artist Ninette Kruger. Photo: Sandri Blom Photography.

Tauranga metal embossing artist Ninette Kruger's "Ode to Succulents" circular pewter and copper artwork will feature on an international stage.

The piece is featured in the August 2022 Condé Nast UK House and Garden Magazine's "Art Edit" publication.

Condé Nast is home to some of the world's most iconic brands, including Vogue, The New Yorker, GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired, Architectural Digest (AD), Condé Nast Traveler; and La Cucina Italiana.

Conde Nast House & Garden Magazine showcases the best in international design and decoration from around the world.

House & Garden is one of Britain's definitive sources of home inspiration, and they reached out to Ninette in June to have her work featured in a series of their summer publications.

Ninette creates one-of-a-kind, bespoke pewter and copper Botanical and Ocean-inspired artwork for luxury interiors.

Each is piece is handcrafted with skilled craftmanship from her studio in Bethlehem, Tauranga.

Ninette explains what inspired this piece.

"Ode to Succulents was inspired by a friend's love for succulent plants.

"Succulents represent tenacity, determination, life, endurance, longevity, perseverance, growth and survival.

"These plants can thrive and reproduce new plants even from the droppings of their leaves, and colour changes in succulents occur in reaction to extreme changes in their environment. It can bring forth beautiful rich red colours when it gets too much sun and heat.

"When the plant is not well fed and in poor soil without enough nutrients, you will notice colour changes.

"This is a great reminder for us that even if we are in the darkest situations of our lives, we should not give up, and beauty can come from our trials and tribulations. Anything is possible!

"Having determination and the right attitude can help you succeed after suffering the worst things in life. Succulent plants do not avoid suffering, yet they survive and thrive in adversity.

"May this encourage you to keep going today."


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