Shaun Hultberg - Artist
Location: Riebeek Kasteel
With a passion for all things metal Shaun brings his incredible skill with this material and transforms them into art. This dying trade is revived by way of re-purposing brass, copper and aluminium and sometimes wood and found objects to create a world of magic.
His partner, Laurel, brings to the mix design and hands on conceptual elements and working closely together they create wearable and functional art.
Shaun is a somewhat eccentric character. He is a Virgo, which by default makes him all about attention to detail, to the point of obsessive. He is a workaholic ... it's where his heart lies, so many of his pieces are created deep into the wee hours - he cant tear himself away, even if he tried. Laurel says it's a relationship thing, "He has a relationship with each and every piece he turns his hand to".
Each piece is imbued with tiny perfect "imperfections" that reflect the method used in manufacture.
Shaun has completed many custom projects from larger steel installations, motorcycle customisation to beautiful crafted championship buckles.
While most of the art Shaun creates is 'functional' art, he also plays with less functional pieces when the whim takes him; sculptures that come from slivers of memory from times gone by, sometimes something as wacky as inventing an "air guitar", all personal, all beautiful and all relevant to something inside his crazy, funny, serious, genius head.