Chris Van Doren is of Niuean and Dutch descent and has resided in Wellington for the last three years. With a background in panel beating Chris utilises the skills of his trade to sculpt copper, stainless steel, wood and stone into three-dimensional forms that reflect movement and flow, with a contemporary pacific flavour.
Our friends bought one to take back to the UK with them, and we bought another.
The artist doesn’t seem to have a website of his very own, but
his sculptures are regularly displayed in galleries throughout New Zealand from Parua Bay in Whangarei, to Leesa Gallery in Petone, Lochmarra Lodge in the Marlborough Sounds and Kapa Gallery in Queenstown.
I suspect my photo doesn’t really do the work justice, but it’s a lovely piece. We’re still finding the best place to put it.