After an apprenticeship with Yael Artsi, Richard was introduced to Italy via Cynthia Sah & Nicholas Bertoux. There were sizable gaps in between works in which he built a house and studio in Raglan.
Sculpture was always in my mind, and life in it’s own way, has led me to the decision to sculpt full time
Direction: “I work mostly with the a locally (Raglan NZ) sourced extrusive and intrusive volcanic rock called Basalt. It makes up for most of the worlds Oceanic crust which in the past two years has inspired me to create geometric shapes, which connect someway or another to all things aquatic. Through my studies of seashells I came across ‘the golden section’. This sacred geometry has opened up new dimensions to my work and enabled me to incorporate growth and balance to my finished pieces”
Started traditional apprenticeship with Israeli artist Yael Artsi.
Worked on first public art piece for Beilinson Medical Centre, Israel – Bethlehem Stone.
Assistant, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial, City Hall Te Aviv – Basalt
Farum, Denmark. International Sculptor Symposium – Red Granite
Assistant with Cynthia Sah & Nicolas Bertoux – ARTCO, Seravezza, Tuscany, Italy. Shi Ding Highway (Taiwan) project.
Assistant with Steve Woodward on commission for Taiwan Railway Station. – Granite, marble, bronze, aluminum.
Assistant with Cynthia Sah & Nicolas Bertoux – ARTCO.
Assistant for Louise Purvis on commission for Auckland Domain.
Assistant for Louise Purvis on commission for Wellington City.
Assistant for John Edgar on private commission. Basalt/sandstone
Raglan Sculpture Symposium. Adze -Basalt
Te Kopenga Sculpture Symposium, New Plymouth, Taranaki
Currently working on trophies for the Hyundai NZ Longboard Surfing Series
Worked with Nicolas Bertoux and Cynthia. Seravezza, Tuscany Italy.
Public Sculpture commissioned by Raglan Kopua Holiday Park, TOKI 4.7 tonne Taranaki Andesite
Te Kupenga Symposium – New Plymouth NZ. Twist and Toki. Both sold at auction
Raglan Stone Scultpuror’s Exhibition – Raglan and District museum – May 10th to July 31st 2014
International assistant works: