Solo : Ideel Petegem Belgium (2005, 2007), Guidel France (2006),Auckland New Zealand (2009, 2011)
Group : Himeji Japan (2007), Wellington New Zealand (2007), Liege Belgium (2008), Fernelmont Belgium (2010)
My stone sculptures are created out of pure inspiration. It should be appreciated with your eyes, your hands, your heart, your soul. No intellectual analysis will speak louder than the emotions my sculptures provoke.
I am a New Zealand stone sculptor from belgian origine. Stone sculpture is discovering form within the stone, by removing the layers around it. I work totally from inspiration, by letting go of my mental self and listening only to my inner voice.
Born in Belgium in 1964, Renate emigrated to New Zealand in September 1995.
Co-organiser of Te Kupenga Stone Sculpture Symposium, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Introduced to stone sculpture by Filipe Tohi, New Zealand in 1999.