Brian began bone carving in 1976 as a hobby. Turning that interest into an art form was slow, and without meeting another carver for several years, he developed techniques which uniquely influence his work.
Support and guidance from the Maori community has been his greatest influence. Therefore he considers having works in their rightful home at Marae to be the most satisfying acknowledgement possible.
He is inspired by traditional artists who strove for excellence in order to please the spirit world. Their understanding, that harmony is the balance between spiritual and physical has enriched both his life and his carving.