James Wright

Target, 2015

Corten steel, rebar, medium tensile rod

“We are faced with many challenges in life, some more demanding than others. At times there will be frustrations at not succeeding at first; this teaches you to be resilient, to have patience and perseverance to achieve your goals. The arrows are a reminder that you need to be strong to overcome those shortfalls, and that with the right attitude and determination you can learn from those experiences. Take aim and hit your Target.”

James Wright

James Wright is a New Zealander of English/Portuguese/African descent.

He attributes a lot of his character and style to his late father; he grew up watching his Dad in the farm shed, repairing and making all types of useful pieces. He has also been in infuenced by the shaping of the land, working with nature’s physical forms and elements giving him an appreciation of natural beauty and its presence. His works are held in private and public collections; public works in the greater Auckland region include Nikau, at the Auckland Botanical Garden; Pride positioned in front of Pukekohe Town Hall, Auckland; Whakaparirau, taking ight on Hauraki corner on the North Shore, Auckland; and most recently Treeman at Eastwoodhill Arboretum, Gisborne.