Marté Szirmay, sculptor
Art making for Marté Szirmay is about creating a language of signs and symbols that transcend regional, cultural and social limitations. The works are often conceptualised in terms of focusing devices for 'healing', meditation and contemplation. Marté works in a sequential manner 'thinking through', questioning and pushing the variable outcomes of ideas. The interaction of the audience with the works has always been a major concern for her. Whether the works are intimate or monumental, their size is always on a 'human scale'.
Throughout her career Marté has investigated a variety of materials and processes continually seeking the most appropriate manifestation of her ideas.
Marte is a graduate of the University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts and the Auckland College of Education. Her work is represented in private or public collections in New Zealand, and abroad.