John van Beek

John van Beek

  • Biography

    John lives at Lake Tekapo – 13 on SH 8 in the Lake Tekapo village. He is a Wire Artist making affordable sculptures – recycling and turning old fencing wire into unique and orginial artwork.
    Balls, Trees, Sheep, Flowers and other sculptures made with either Barbed Wire or Plain Wire - Rusty or Galvanized.
    In 2008 John started making Wire Sheep for his garden at Lake Tekapo. John is a self taught artist with a farming background and fencing experience. He uses pliers, clippers and some home-made tools to achieve the sculptures. For bigger pieces he uses reinforcing rod as a frame and weaves the wire around them. The Sculptures can be pegged down to the ground and make impressive garden features.
    John immigrated to NZ with his family from The Netherlands when he was four years old, and moved to Le Bons Bay on Banks Peninsula.
    He and wife Lynda moved from Rangiora to Lake Tekapo to build a Lodge and sold that in 2012.
    The sculptures are a new twist on the Kiwi No 8 wire attitude.

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John van Beek

Rusty wire Tree 1.5m
Includes Base $365.00

John van Beek

Tripod (short), 2021
rusty wire on metal tripod base $1,700.00

John van Beek

Rusty barbed wire on tripod, 2020
210 x 60cm rusty wire on metal tripod base $1,700.00

John van Beek

Rusty barbed wire 100cm ball, 2020
100 x 100cm rusty wire $415.00

John van Beek

Rusty plain wire 100cm ball, 2020
100 x 100cm rusty wire $415.00

John van Beek

Rusty or galvanised ball - 30cm
30 x 30cm wire $95.00

John van Beek

Rusty wire tree - 1m
rusty wire 1m $215.00

John van Beek

Base (for balls and Tree)
$50.00

John van Beek

Pole only for balls
steel $45.00

John van Beek

1.5m Tree and base
150cm rusty wire $365.00

John van Beek

Tree 1.5m - all available in galvanised and rusty wire
available in rusty and galvanised wire 1.5m $315.00

John van Beek

75cm rusty wire ball, pole and base
rusty wire, metal pole and base made from car brake discs $310.00

John van Beek

50cm rusty wire ball, pole and base
rusty wire, metal pole and base made from car brake discs $210.00

John van Beek

75cm rusty plain ball and pole
rusty wire $260.00

John van Beek

Rusty plain wire 75cm ball
rusty wire $215.00

John van Beek

Rusty Plain wire ball 50cm
wire $115.00

John van Beek

PomPom Tree, 2021
rusty wire and barb wire balls Sold

John van Beek

Tripod (short), 2021
rusty wire on metal tripod base Sold

John van Beek

Tripod (short), 2021
rusty wire on metal tripod base Sold

John van Beek

Tripod (tall), 2021
rusty wire on metal tripod base Sold

John van Beek

Rusty barbed wire on tripod, 2020
250 x 60cm rusty wire on metal tripod base Sold

John van Beek

Rusty barbed wire on tripod, 2020
250 x 60cm rusty wire on metal tripod base Sold

John van Beek

Rusty plain wire 75cm ball, 2020
rusty wire Sold

John van Beek

Rusty plain wire 100cm ball, 2020
100 x 100cm rusty wire Sold

John van Beek

POm POm Tree - enquiries taken
rusty wire Sold

John van Beek

50cm rusty ball and pole, 2017
rusty wire Sold

John van Beek

1.5m Galvanized tree
1.5m Galvanized wire Sold