Oriah Rapley is a full time practising artist based in Taranaki. Rapley has pieces in national and International collections and her work has been in selected exhibitions including Homework exhibition at Puke Ariki, NZ sculpture onshore and Sculpture on the Peninsula. She has attended many symposiums around New Zealand including Te Kupenga international symposium.
Her work is in constant refinement towards the purity of form, and acknowledges freedom of choice and embodiment. Using symbols such as the feather, waka and bird to provide subtle layers interwoven around movement / growth, exploration / expansion, freedom / expression, empowerment / transformation.