Dave Taylor has been practicing the art of carving for over 30 years. Inspired by nature, Maori iconography and Korero (story telling), his works are often highly adorned and engraved with intricate and detailed patterns.
Predominately found objects are sculpted and engraved, the finished work often dictated by the original form and features of that object. Mediums include andesite, pounamu, oamuru, bone, Whale teeth, paua, mother of Pearl, and more recently clay.
Works include small decorative and functional objects such as necklace pendants, hair combs, fish hooks and flutes, but also large scale sculptural works