He manu hou ahau, he pii ka rere. I am a young bird, a chick learning to fly.
I am of Anglo Irish / Maori stock with a dash of Portuguese and Norman French. I have drawn and created from an early age, later exhibiting and selling works. I have worked as a tattooist for over 20 years in New Zealand and in Germany. I also turn my hand to painting, writing, carving, sculpting and drawing among other things. For me the process of creating is a medium used to express ideas, feelings, thoughts and opinions I encounter on this journey named life. Always present in my work is the desire to make something beautifully moving and meaningful. I hope you enjoy my work.
The birds in the series wear their own feathered Korowai, a symbol of leadership. In adorning these mantels of prestige and honour they invite us to care for our people and environment.
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