Born in 1972, Dyck is a New Zealander of Tongan and German
descent. After completing a Postgraduate Diploma of Fine Arts at
Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts in 1995, Dyck went
on to exhibit in Norway, Australia, Western Samoa and throughout
New Zealand. Her works are held in both public and private
collections in New Zealand and she has been the recipient of
numerous awards, scholarships and Creative New Zealand
Dyck's work is a celebration of heritage and a
traditional functional objects as emblems of Pacific Art.
To this end, she incorporates images of Tongan breastplates,
Maata'u or fish hooks, baskets, bowls, necklaces and fly
whisks in her work. As a Pacific artist, Dyck acknowledges the
cultural responsibility she takes on: "I am sensitive and
protective of my Polynesian heritage. I wish to create a harmonious
blend of my different cultures and to focus on the value of
preserving them in a contemporary vision".