Rick Allender



Wood, wood veneer, paper

450mm (H) x 135mm (W) x 140mm (D)

Ships from Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
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Artist Statement

Pinnacle is a complex three-dimensional piece which reveals different landscapes from different viewpoints. A small sculpture with soaring shards of uniquely wood veneered vertical surfaces where the sloping peaks are finished with small fragments of handmade Japanese paper featuring earth tones and black dyes. Coated with archival quality materials.


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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