Rick Allender

Orange Paper Wood Inlay



Paper, wood veneer

350mm (H) x 445mm (W) x 25mm (D)

Ships from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
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Artist Statement

This marquetry work was made by inlaying handmade paper sourced on a trip to Japan with natural wood veneers.

My marquetry is an extension of ideas expressed though previous cinematography work - taking a concept and adding form, light, texture, movement, and colour and realising these into a crafted object.

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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