born in Australia and raised on the shores of Taranaki. New Zealand.   Extensive overseas travel has enriched and informed the direction of her work.
She graduated in 2006 with a major in sculpture and painting from Hungry Creek Art and Craft School in New Zealand.
She worked as Studio assistant to renown New Zealand sculptor Terry Stringer, this was a pivotal and directive influence on her work.

story telling whether fact or fiction feeds into Blongs work. Fables culture and personal experience intermingle to create a metaphoric vocabulary. The language repeatedly expressed throughout her work becomes faimilar and decipherable, inviting the viewer to weave their own story.

Strongly influenced by latin artists:it is the magic, mysticim and childlike wonder of this culture that inspires. Often looking to folk art and primitive works
she enjoys creating the essence of a time bygone, perhaps a dreamlike state.

Blong works from her home studio in Aucklands Muriwai Beach, her work is held in New Zealand and international collections.