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.

Showing all 13 artworks

  • John Van Beek

    1.5m Galvanized tree

    Galvanized wire

    1.5 cm

    $315.00

  • John Van Beek

    1.5m Tree and base

    rusty wire

    150.0 cm

    Sold

  • John Van Beek

    50cm rusty ball and pole

    rusty wire

    $160.00

  • 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

    75cm rusty wire ball, pole and base

    rusty wire, metal pole and base made from car brake discs

    $310.00

  • John Van Beek

    Base (for balls and Tree)

    $50.00

  • John Van Beek

    Pole only for balls

    steel

    $45.00

  • John Van Beek

    POm POm Tree

    rusty wire

    Sold

  • 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

    Rusty wire tree - 1m

    rusty wire 1m

    $215.00

  • John Van Beek

    Tree 1.5m - all available in galvanised and rusty wire

    available in rusty and galvanised wire 1.5m

    $315.00