Peter has always integrated conventional craftsmanship taught by his grandfather, to modern technology and techniques such as CAD/CAM, CNC and laser.
An image of leaf skeletons began the next part of the journey. Always with the motto, “I can build that”, Peter decided to recreate the image in wood. After a year of development, Wooden Leaf Art – Phase III began. Both 2D and 3D leaves provide not only a unique art form, but an exclusive New Zealand design using native timber. Different leaf styles using different native timbers are under development.
The leaves are individually made and can take from two to five weeks to build. As in nature, each leaf is slightly different and currently grace homes in New Zealand, North America and Europe.