She loved roses ..with 3 leaves to represent the 3 children. I met with the two sons, who relay wonderful memories of a strong, humorous, kind and caring woman. Together we decided on the design of a Rose. I wanted layers and depth, to capture the sun and create shadow in the petals, something strong yet feminine.
Learn to sculpt and carve your own beautiful piece of Oamaru stone. Whether you are a seasoned artist or feel you don't have a creative bone in your body (you do by the way), we have designed our workshops to suit your level. Great time to create a unique xmas prezzy too. Workshops available in Upper Hutt, Wellington.
Here you can see the process of making a large commissioned sculpture. Brett Keno is able to bring his creations to life and allow the sculpture or memorial to tell its own story by fully understanding the essence of what his clients are imagining. Brett Keno, Stone Carving Artist | Wellington, New Zealand
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN, The design reflected "ascension" part of a journey upward, reaching higher. I wanted straight edges and angles to contrast with the smooth curves and selected an old and well known tukutuku pattern called Poutama or "The Stairway to Heaven". It was the perfect fit in more ways than one. Keno Sculpture | Wellington, New Zealand
Brett Keno is a stone carving artist. Brett whakapapa’s to Ngaiterangi, Ngati Ranginui, and Ngai Tahu. His inspiration comes from the natural world around him and through his Maori heritage. Traditional or stylised Maori design is incorporated into his sculptures and stone carvings.