A Day with the Beeart Man

Recently we took a short road trip to visit Ron Hall – ronhall.co.nz  who assembles composite 3D art pieces out of recycled beehives.  Such time- consuming and dirty work, and skill involved to produce the mostly abstract assemblages, which are a celebration of “the unexpected beauty and cultural traces, that are found in industrial waste.”

Ron gave us several hours of his time.  Our visit coincided with him having finished a large number of pieces for an upcoming one-man exhibition in Wellington New Zealand.   We toured his large workspace, which ranged over two levels.  Lots of room, plenty of light and untold areas filled with machinery for grinding, cutting and welding.  A gloriously dirty place where highly structured objects are made.

I do enjoy the look of plenty of texture which in this case is a natural by product of the many layers of repaint that have occurred over time.

Thank you Ron for an informative, enjoyable and fun day out.

This piece is mine

Looking back and…………………….what’s next ?

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From time to time our group comes up with a “challenge”  –  a project to stretch the imagination and make us smile.  Everyone has a different take on how this will be done.  In October last year the challenge was ‘chairs’ and this is how mine ended up, a concertina fold of heavy paper with collaged pics of chairs and little sayings to go with them.  It was a fun thing to do.


Next Saturday  16th Feb.  Unlimited Palette will be having a  Pop – Up show and sale of art in the United Churches Hall in the Waihi Beach Village, 10 am – 4 pm.  Five artists presenting their varied styles of work in watercolour, acrylic, mixed media, printmaking and calligraphy.  Paintings, handmade journals, cards, prints and quirky signs will all be available.