Te Puke artist, sculptor Barry Knightly works exclusively in Hinuera stone because it has lots of hidden surprises with colours and forms. Using traditional hand tools he likens it to archaeology. “You scrape and chip away to find what’s in there. The more you get into the stone the more you find, a hidden treasure”. Having a love for the sea and native bush, many of his pieces depict New Zealand sea or flora themes. Each piece evolves as it happens and is a unique work of art, never to be repeated. Barry has now exhibited in the Tourism Art area at the Ellerslie Flower Show twice, in 2002 and 2003. He was one of 12 sculptors selected from around New Zealand and at last year’s show he won an award for presentation and unique artistry. His work has far reaching appeal. Phone: (07) 573 8809.