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Brian Flintoff

Brian Flintoff

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. 




Matau Maui Maori Art
Matau Maui Maori Art

Matau Maui

Here, the head represents Maui, the demi-god who ‘fished’ up the North Island. The barbs are copied from the tail of a Mako Shark, renowned for their fighting spirit.Beef bone.Dimensions: 55mm x 40mm...

$200.00

Matau Maui

$200.00

Karanga weka Maori Art
Karanga weka Maori Art

Karanga weka

The karanga weka is a wearable flute.  To play,  the finger is partially lifted over the single finger hole.  The sound is like that of bird calls. Dimensions: 70mm x 35mm. ..

$225.00

Karanga weka

$225.00

Hauora - Spirit of Life. Jewellery
Hauora - Spirit of Life. Jewellery

Hauora - Spirit of Life

Bone carving.  New life, new beginnings.  The simple often belies a bewildering complexity.  So it is for this carving, for it depicts the essential elements of all creation.  The ..

$115.00
Karanga Weka Maori Art
Karanga Weka Maori Art

Karanga Weka - Small

These are used to produce a weka call.  "The karanga weka also becomes a wearable flute by partially lifting the finger over the single finger hole."Dimensions: 50mm x 30mm...

$175.00
Nguru carved with Moth Maori Art
Nguru carved with Moth Maori Art

Nguru carved with Moth

"This short flute is the Nguru which has a semi enclosed bore and softer sound.  This nguru has pepe, a male moth, carved below it.  He is shown as a moth ‘person’ with his hands becoming wi..

$860.00
Koauau Maori Art
Koauau Maori Art

Porutu

"Porutu are longer koauau with fingerholes toward the lower end and these can be blown to jump between two octaves.   The surface carving again, depicts the music travelling out and creating plea..

$825.00

Porutu

$825.00

Matapihi Manawa - Window to the Heart Jewellery
Matapihi Manawa - Window to the Heart Jewellery

Matapihi Manawa - Window to the Heart

"This is a simplified stylisation of the carving of a whales eye. The vital stylisation given to a whales eye reflects the overwhelming sense of peace felt by those fortunate enough to have an encount..

$145.00