Born 1947 at Lower Hutt, Aotearoa – New Zealand.


I commenced woodcarving in 1971, when I moved to a secluded bush valley at Waiotemarama, South Hokianga, where I still live.

 

In 1993 I began multiblock engravings to take the monochrome element of light into the spectrums of colour.




Present themes are the sculptural forms of two Northland coastlines lying on their planes of light and water, the texture of the bush, remnant volcanic rock forms, the flow of wind over the sky and skeletal structures in involuntary motion.

 

Initially I made wooden bowls and platters, then diversified into bone carving, chair making and relief sculpture.


In 1987 I started wood engraving on end grain Kauri blocks. The tools used are hand held gravers, printing on Arches 88 paper with a screw press.

Whale Bone Carving

I have recently started creating a new collection of carvings using Whale Bone. The various subject matter depicted include figurative, as well as abstract pieces.To  view a selection of works for sale please visit my Gallery (live link to Gallery page)

World of Wearable Art

Alongside my other work, I do enjoy trying my hand at various other forms of creative art. The World of Wearable Art – WOW is one form of this…


I have taken part in several WOW shows and greatly enjoyed creating the costumes.


In 2007, I won the ‘Man Unleashed Section of the World of WearableArt™ with my entry “Ten Breasted Suitcase”.


My other previous years’ entries include: ‘Lounge Lizard’ and The Weta Man.

For further information regarding any of my previous and current work or anything else, please feel free to Contact Me with your enquiries.


Thanks your visiting my site,


Allan