john Ferguson Sculptor
John has a background in design, working most of his adult life in the signage industry, specializing in pictorials, air brush work, gold leaf and 3D logos and forms.
Whilst living in Eastern Europe in the mid 90’s he designed and manufactured a range of gifts for the home, that included wood, ceramic and iron products.
John works in stone, steel, aluminum and wood.
Recent works include “Pukeko” for the Auckland Council.
—The design and manufacture of the D’Oyly Reserve Bridge artwork for the Rodney District Council.
—“Window” for the Browns Bay Library reading courtyard.
—The Mason Pond Bridge & the Albany Senior High foot bridge balustrades for the North Shore Council.
—In June 2008 John produced a 1.8m high figure carved from Sarsoua (native timber of Egypt) which is on permanent display at the Alexandria library, Egypt.
—“The Seed” In collaboration with Liviu Mocan from Romania they produced a 7m tall sculpture for the North Shore Hospital.
In 2010 “Snappy Couple” won “Best Sculpture” at the Rodney
I am passionate about discovering and expressing the thoughts, dreams and hopes of the human heart. Through the pain and pleasure of life, each of us has a unique story to be told. I express my own story through creating art objects. I am drawn to the movement, shape and warm, rich colours naturally inherent in wood and stone—and to the powerful strength of steel and aluminium. Subtle hints of the human figure, seen in man-made objects and within Nature, are recurring themes in my work. Everyday items take on a touch of humanity and become pieces of art—a clothes peg transitions into a two meter tall ballerina on point, or a pair of scissors reflects a man and woman ploughing the ground together. Simple yet elegant forms, telling a story through subtle movement, jump from the pages of my personal journal onto my work bench.
258 BLACKBRIDGE ROAD
DAIRY FLAT, AUCKLAND
0794 NEW ZEALAND
For inquiries into commission work. Or if you just want to drop a line and let me know what you think of my work, or ask any questions about my processes. Email is preferred, but call if necessary.
It's a very impressive piece of art produced by Luviu and John. Mr. Ferguson brings an energy & goodness that is quite outstanding in this age.
North Shore Hospital
D'OYLY RESERVE FOOT BRIDGE & MASON POND FOOT BRIDGE
I have had the pleasure of working with John Ferguson on two occasions recently and on both occasions have found him to be professional and reliable. John has completed two public art projects for me in my capacity as Arts officer for a Local Authority, from design to construction.
Arts North Shore City Council
We are just delighted with what John created for us.
He has captured some of the heart of who we are, we love it.
—Garry and Ruth Phipps
ELLIOT WADE FERGUSON