Thursday, January 3, 2013

Maori artist Daniel Ormsby is a key figure in the evolution of Maori art who expresses himself through carving, painting or Ta Moko (traditional Maori tattooing).

His artwork exists in differing mediums, with differing inspiration and differing ways of coming into being.

Some are the offspring of inspiration. Others are a laborious, rationaled product conceived with design and purpose.  Some are spontaneous bursts of almost arrogamt creativity.

They all reflect his being, and the thoughts, feelings and personalities he possesses at that particular time of creation.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


This was carved by myself,Arama Davis,Mitchell Hughes and Nathan Roa with assistance by others to commorate the 150th anniverserry of the setting up of the maori king.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


This is the carving i completed for my Whakairo Degree a couple of years back. In a nutshell, it represents an idea crossing from an intangible and becoming a reality.


Havent done one of these in ages. This was done 2004



This is a 21st key for my bro Ben Hetet.
It represents Waiwaia, Waipa river Taniwha.

This is my cousin craigs 21st key. Something different. Have a close look. You can see his name hidden in it.


I was trying to acheive depth in this painting. It now belongs to Miria.