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Ricks Terstappen

Forty years ago Ricks Terstappen arrived in Hawke’s Bay from the Netherlands, and ever since, he has been making art and making his mark on this region.

A constant collaborator, a unique character and a perpetual connector, Ricks brings elements together to form a whole which both elevates and celebrates the parts.

Locals will be familiar with his larger public works, from the installation of godwits at Hawke’s Bay Airport (in collaboration with Jacob Scott) to the sculptural signage on the Hastings Community Arts Centre.

Early in his career Ricks worked with wood, finding his way eventually to steel, and often mixing materials. He is a champion of the found object, frequently giving new life to forgotten or disused items.

'Locked #1'

Artist: Ricks Terstappen

Description: Personal exploration of Religion.

Connection to Roy: Personal friend and immense inspiration within the arts world.

About the Artist: Ricks Terstappen is a Hawke's Bay based sculptor, who has worked and exhibited within the arts world nationally and internationally over the past forty-plus years.

Size / dimentions: 2800mm x 820mm x 440mm

Media Type: Metal, Sculpture

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