I work mainly in wood and metal. For most of my career I have focussed on sculptural work in wood which has been turned and carved, then often embellished with detailed textures or inlaid with metal or other materials. The surfaces of my works sometimes feature patinas or other coloured surface treatments. Many of these works have been large scale, though I also enjoy creating small delicate carved works echoing the forms of New Zealand sea life. My work is in collections in New Zealand and abroad.
Recently, I have begun producing metal works on commission. So far I have designed and made two gates one reflecting the forms of weeping trees on the client's driveway, and a bridge on the same property reflects landforms. Both use coreten steel and stainless steel and were completed for a client in Hunua, Auckland. A life size Haast Eagle in stainless rod is located in New Plymouth's Bell Block.
New to Kerikeri this year, my studio is still being built. I will have a book of photographs of my work available for viewing during KOAST. These will be at Ann Winship's studio.
Click on the images below to see enlargements of my work and scroll through the slideshow.
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