The making of a sculpture


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

This Matau (fish hook) was commissioned as a leaving gift. They liked the simplicity and size of a hei matau I had created in the past and requested something similar. I was told he was a keen fisherman and asked if I could include a trout, if possible.I suggested I could try to add a flax rope but confessed it wasn't a strength of mine..they offered to to do that themselves and held a Harakeke(weaving) class at work to produce the woven flax rope.


The staff were such a pleasure to work with and we met a few of them when they brought out morning tea to share, and to see the workshop.



Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor

October 2014


Upper Hutt
New Zealand


Tel: 04 527 7012 
Mob: 021 855 088


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