Rick Allender

Joint #88 Purple



Wood veneer, paua shell, aluminium frame

260mm (H) x 355mm (W) x 30mm (D)

Ships from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
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Artist Statement

My Joint series of marquetry work takes inspiration from the Japanese woodworking tradition of making material connections without mechanical fastenings. The works depict imaginary jointing possibilities.

About the Artist

Rick Allender

I am a New Zealand born cinematographer and established contemporary marquetry artist working from a studio in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

My cinematic experience with interpretation, organisation, composition, texture and lighting informs my artistic approach and interests which are focused on hand-cut contemporary marquetry and collage using wood veneer combined with a range of other materials. 

The detailing of my artwork and methodology is also inspired by traditional timber boats. I sail a classic yacht around New Zealand’s coastal areas. Referencing for my work arises from the nautical environments I encounter during this time as well as the exacting construction and operation of my mid-century Danish-designed yacht.

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