~ Rupert Herring
UK / NZ, (b. 1978)
~ Furniture ~ Or Sculpture? ~ You never quite know with the work of Rupert Herring ~ An extraordinary original maker and craftsman who confounds expectations ~ his work never fails to delight.
Through exploration and experimentation Rupert takes great joy in transforming ordinary objects or materials into the extraordinary. In many cases celebrating the ‘not so perfect’ aspects of these (usually found) pieces. Defects, wear, and 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 I re-work a piece of furniture or wood, I literally give it a new lease of life.”