Paul Dibble is a prominent New Zealand sculptor who has been producing art for over 30 years. He is a fourth generation Pakeha New Zealander raised on a farm in Waitakaruru, near Thames.
Paul has a comprehensive history of making large scale bronze sculptures. These works include 3.5m anchor stones and fishhooks, pounders and torsos, trees and foliage, native flowers and feathers as well as human figures and many abstract forms. As well as many of them being monumental in size, they are often beautifully rendered and inlaid with fine details – rope work and thatching that look optically exact, lettering and names carved into surfaces, kowhaiwhai and navigational patterns and other storytelling devices.