I enjoy creating. I’ve progressed from Lego to painting, jewellery, carpentry and carving. My Birds are an ideal combination of all these skills (except maybe the lego, I still occasionally play with Lego.)
I carve from native woods detailed life size carvings of native birds. The wood is salvaged from old fenceposts, building renovations and various other random sources. It feels fitting that I carve New Zealand birds from recycled native New Zealand woods.
A goal of mine is to try to carve every new Zealand bird at least once before I hang up my carving tools for good.
Below is a link to a short film of Luke carving his Kereru Sculpture.