Veronica Herber, NZ
Auckland based installation artist Veronica Herber is an emerging artist having recently graduated from AUT University with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. Her large tape installations have been shown at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and Bondi 2014, Sculpture Show at Headland, Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island NZ 2013 and at Waitakaruru Sculpture Park, Hamilton and Sculpture on the Shore, Davenport NZ. Herber was intrigued with its many qualities and intent on exploring the idea of transforming a banal everyday material into a viscerally potent medium in its own right. The ephemeral quality of such a medium as masking tape explores the tangible and intangible, highlighting the paradox of marking time through a drawn out meditative making process and the sense of immediacy for the viewer. Herber’s volcanic Sculpture Inside works use found volcanic rock. Clothing it in minute washi tape scales, she explores concepts of timelessness and ephemerality, revealing the exquisite in the every day.