Greenstone/Pounamu Carver from Whanganui River tribes - Ati Hau Nui a Papa-Rangi – Ngati Ruaka te Hapu Ranana
Al (Alan) has been carving for over 30 years. He draws strongly from his Maori heritage to reflect the beauty of this land and the South Pacific in his work. He can trace his bloodline (through direct descent) to the canoes that came from Eastern Polynesia and the Great Migration of 1350 A.D.
Al’s work is displayed in national and international galleries, museums and collections, and has often been gifted to various countries and dignitaries on state and trade missions.