Born in Belgium in 1964, Renate immigrated to New Zealand in September 1995. Her sculptures are held in private and public collections in New Zealand, France, Italy, Belgium, Japan, Slovakia, Sweden, India and Turkey.
"An urban presence to complement the soft natural surroundings of Keith Stephenson Park. Also a tribute to the capital of my home country, Brussels. My biggest thanks to Tim Spooner, the intern without whom I could not have made this sculpture.”