Belinda Plange is a cheerful young woman born in Ghana and currently residing in Nelson, New Zealand. She belongs to the ‘Fanti’ clan in Ghana. Belinda plange is from an arts and sports family. Hailing from a family where her dad is a sportsperson and mom a weaver, she developed an interest in both professions. Belinda Plange migrated to New Zealand to join her Kiwi Partner in 2013.
Belinda pursued a sport and recreational course at NMIT in 2017. Now, Belinda is pursuing her other dream which is a Diploma in Arts and Design in NMIT. She looks forward to learning product design from the course. She wants to learn product design because she thinks of her art-form as a type of product and she wants to design her line of art products.
Belinda plange when had asked about her favourite art said
I love weaving which is a form of art. I wanted to explore other types of art also.Belinda Plange, 2020
Belinda Plange learns weaving from her mother. Women in her culture learn to weave. She even explains the process of weaving.
Straw is collected, split and rolled for texture. Straw is dyed to give a vibrant colour. Weave starts and continues until finishing touches are added.BelindA Plange, 2020
Belinda Plange is a perfectionist. When asked about being a perfectionist, she said
Being a perfectionist, I mostly don’t get things right. (e.g. In AAD507 class, we were asked to draw and paint “Ben Quilty/ hamburger “). I was trying to be patient and gentle to avoid make mistakes but it wasn’t working. The technique was different from what I was using in the past. But once I figured it out I let myself go and just flow with it, whilst having fun. I made mistakes here and there. I learnt from those mistakes and some turned right. I also realise mistakes are a part of this type of art.Belinda Plange, 2020
When she has free time, she loves to exercise, cook and walk her dog. She also listens to a lot of music. Her favorite genre of music is jazz. Belinda gets her artistic inspirations from culture, nature, surroundings, books, other artists and photographs with themes of arts and people.
Belinda Plange also has some advice for upcoming artists.
Be authentic… Do art which interests you. Don’t change your approach to gain sales, popularity or acceptance. You will never do your best work if you do so.BelindA Plange, 2020
Belinda Plange hopes for a bright future. She also looks forward to achieving her goals and becoming a beacon of inspiration for budding artists.