A ‘Tusitala’ (a teller of tales) at heart her art practice takes a variety of forms ranging from installation works, spoken words and body adornment, fusing traditional pacific practises with modern innovations and techniques.
A published poet and writer, with art works held in museum and private collections around the world, Raymond has forged a role for herself over the past 15 years as a producer and commentator on contemporary PI culture, both in Aotearoa NZ, the UK and the USA working within museums and higher education institutions as an artist, performer, curator, guest speaker, poet and workshop leader.
Raymond has undertaken art residencies at the De Young Museum San Francisco, University of Hawaii Manoa and the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology UK, where she curated the internationally acclaimed Pasifika Styles exhibition with Dr Amiria Salmond.
An active member of the London based Polynesian cultural groups Beats of Polynesia and Ngati Ranana, Raymond continues to exhibit write and develop her art practice.
Her poem SLEEPING WITH MOUNTAINS is included in Aotearoa Found in Translation and is publsihed in New Dialogues and New Beginnings- Poetry Anthology 2013