Paul Dibble started making works in a make-shift workshop in the shed at the end of their property in the late 1970s and, as his career gained momentum, moved to an industrial warehouse in the mid-1990s before establishing his own foundry in 2000. Since then Dibble has cast his work with the help of a small team of highly skilled assistants - one of very few New Zealand sculptors to cast their own bronze works.
The human figure, objects drawn from contemporary life, and the history of New Zealand and the Pacific form the subjects of his work. These objects and figures form fragments of many narratives. Ideas which begin as beautiful fluid line drawings are worked and reworked to a point of perfect balance before being modelled and cast.