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“I Build Handmade Maori Art through Stainless Steel”

As a 48 year old male of Maori and European descent, father of 2, a son, brother and uncle, I have been inspired by the love and support of my family and my life experience. Raised on a dairy farm and living next to the Waipa river gave me an affinity with the land and nature. I moved into the dairy industry as a stainless steel welder building dairy factories for cheese, butter and milk powder in both New Zealand and Australia. As I worked with stainless I could see possible images and forms that could be developed into sculptures and my creative urges grew over time to where it is today.

A stint as a tourism owner operator with Wiseway Canoe Adventures on both the Mokau and Waikato rivers gave me more inspiration as it fed my desire to get closer to nature and particularly to the river. The Waikato River has a major impact on the lives of every individual as water is a necessity of life. I have a desire to create images that reflect the beauty of nature and the river. I am a recovering alcoholic who has been in sobriety for 13 years. I have been through many trials and tribulations and at times it has been fraught with difficulty.

To provide quality Maori Art work using Stainless Steel that is unique, creative and something completely different
Yes we can provide Commissioned work, please contact me for more details
My background is in fabrication of stainless steel and have over 25 years of experience in New Zealand and Australia
To provide quality Maori Art work using Stainless Steel that is unique, creative and something completely different[l

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