This piano has ended up as the New Zealand exhibit for the 2011 Venice Beinnale. I have also carved other pianos including the piano for Jane Campion’s film ‘The Piano. The piece has been one of the highlights of my career requiring an immense amount of detail and skill that asked everything from me. It was also amazing to be part of a film that went on to do so well receiving a number of academy awards
(Best Actress for Holly Hunter, Best Supporting Actress for Anna Paquin, and Best Original Screenplay) as well as enormous accolades from around the world. I always enjoy the opportunity to work with art departments in film and television as like this film the requests are often quite challenging. My skill set is available to help replicate wooden items from another era or give character to props or a set.