Ati Hau Nui a Papa-Rangi - Ngati Ruaka te Hapu
Ranana - Whanganui River
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.
Alan'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.
"When there is love for somebody or something a relationship develops - a dialogue of some sort at some level becomes a process of discovery...
These works reflect my dialogue and love for the land, our heritage, the present and future, and becomes arrows and messengers that fly on into the lives and psyches of unknown ones... Uki Uki Tau-e (for generations untold)".