This beautiful pounamu sculpture has been created by Alex Sands. It has been mounted on a wooden stand with a brass frame holding it.
Alex Sands- Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa English, Scottish and Irish
Raised in New Zealand and for a time in China. It was while in China his love for creating began in soft stone carving. He carved small intricate things with basic tools, files and small chisels. At the age of 12 he was inspired by the jade creations of the world and the pounamu creations of his Māori ancestors.
He was then given the opportunity to learn from one of the master jade carvers at the age of 13, and has since then gained his diploma in Māori wood carving. Alex enjoys using one material to complement another, whether merging stone with bone or simply the colour of the cord used with a pendant. Natural New Zealand materials allow a diverse range of colour, character and use – jewellery, weapons, tools or musical instruments, all changing their intensity with age.
Size: Pounamu, 21 x 14 x 1 cm; Stand, 24 x 17 x 7.5 cm
Weight: 1.06 kg
Made in New Zealand