Marcus Gaylor's Profile

About

Born and raised in New Zealand(Aotearoa)and coming from a Maori family I have always been interested in my country and my culture. To try and understand these better I started to carve Taonga(treasures)and improving my bone carving skills my knowledge of my culture and country grew as well. I carve many different pieces and designs but they are mainly based on the Maori art form and technique each one with its own meaning and mana(pride,spirit).I carve many unique pieces for friends and clients and am always happy to put new ideas into bone.Now based in Germany with my wife it gives me great pride to be able to share my culture with the rest of the world using the symbols of Aotearoa(New Zealand) and Maoridom

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  • Joined February 2, 2010

Favorite materials

Beef bone, Paua shell, Stranded whale bone, mammoth ivory, mammoth bone

About

Born and raised in New Zealand(Aotearoa)and coming from a Maori family I have always been interested in my country and my culture. To try and understand these better I started to carve Taonga(treasures)and improving my bone carving skills my knowledge of my culture and country grew as well. I carve many different pieces and designs but they are mainly based on the Maori art form and technique each one with its own meaning and mana(pride,spirit).I carve many unique pieces for friends and clients and am always happy to put new ideas into bone.Now based in Germany with my wife it gives me great pride to be able to share my culture with the rest of the world using the symbols of Aotearoa(New Zealand) and Maoridom

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