Website - rupertherring.com
Instagram - hollidayherring
Working almost entirely with found timber, Rupert see's wonder and
potential far deeper than surface appearance and often completely
detached from the materials original use. As such, his work oscillates
along a delicate line between sculpture and furniture.
As well as New Zealand, Rupert's work has been purchased by collectors
around the world, including collections in San Francisco, New York,
London, Hong Kong, Hawai and Dubai.
Through exploration & experimentation he takes great joy in
transforming ordinary objects or material into the extraordinary, in
some cases celebrating the ‘not so perfect’ aspects of them; defects,
wear & historical attachments are all subjects he finds himself drawn
to. A piece of old, discarded furniture has its history engrained into
it and thus when re-worked a piece of furniture or wood, Is given it a
new lease of life.
“In a world where throw-away is taken for granted and choice is
paramount, the limitation of using what is pre-used and sustainable is
Rupert believes that everything we make is a result of our life
experience, our culture, our language, and the exchanges/ connections
we make with other people during our lives.