Oriah Rapley is a full-time practising artist based in Taranaki.
She began sculpting in stone in 2013 and now works in a variety of mediums including wood, steel, hard stone and bronze. Rapley has pieces in national and International collections and has attended many symposiums and exhibits widely throughout the country.
Her work has been selected for many prestigious exhibitions, including the Homework exhibition at Puke Ariki, Sculpture in the Gardens at the Auckland Botanical,Gardens NZ Sculpture OnShore and Sculpture on the Peninsula.
Oriah's work is in constant refinement towards the purity of form, and acknowledges freedom of choice and embodiment. Using symbols such as the feather, waka and bird to provide subtle layers interwoven around movement, growth, exploration, expansion, freedom, expression, empowerment and transformation.