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Here you can view the process of making this beautiful sculpture and read the story and inspiration behind the design.

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After a couple of visits from Auckland, this lovely couple brought their own Maori design to me. They had been to other places but wanted a memorial that was produced by someone local using a natural material.

They also requested a frame from the same material (Oamaru limestone) to which I added some Maori design based on Dad's Ta Moko.

A wonderful relationship developed which will culminate in a Manaia sculpture for their home based on their design.



Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor

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