What inspires your art practice?
Creativity is a fire that is always burning from within. Inspiration comes from all around, what is seen, what is felt. Combined with imagination, a never ending wealth of possibilities.
What materials do you work in?
Steel and stainless steel are my mediums of choice.
Briefly describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2018.
- Kowhai is an homage, one of New Zealands iconic images, it is a theme I have paid attention to over the years. I have tackled this work in marine grade stainless steel, a formidable medium. For me there is a particular challenge in creating a sculpture of this nature, striving to capture the very essence of such a beautiful subject.
- Chef’s delight is a whimsical kinetic stainless steel sculpture, patinered to give a depth of colour including golds, reds and browns. The three rotating teardrop shapes have stainless steel spoons carefully attached which catch the wind allowing them to move freely.
- I love to up cycle. Having spent a former life bolting old bed frames together these nuts and bolts that now make up “Bolted this Way” have a new life out in the weather. The windswept theme is a recurring image that has managed to take root in my mind, it is something I have come back to over the years in many different forms.
Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZ Sculpture OnShore?
Four works in the Christchurch botanical gardens. Giant windswept Grapevine Corner of SH1 and SH7 Waipara South Island.
Facebook: raymond herber sculpture / ironridge quarry