Greg K Allinson

Greg K Allinson

Greg K Allinson
Hawke’s Bay

Artist’s statement:
Ever since being gifted my first piece of pounamu (a toki carved by Brian Hill) I have been captivated by the sheer beauty and presence of the many forms this precious stone displays.
My first forays into carving were part of a healing and meditative process; an attempt to focus thoughts, to be present and to allow an outlet of my inner expressions. For this introduction and his tutorage, I am forever grateful to Aaron Greaves.

Each piece I carve is unique and often I allow myself to be led by what I perceive to be the stone’s intentions. This I feel allows a carving to convey its own meaning and mana. As in life generally, I have noted that attempts to coerce forms not consistent with an inner nature, often result in fracture or disruption. It is from this philosophy that I have come to attach great meaning and spirit to the many forms and symbolism of traditional pounamu carvings and taonga. My pieces often incorporate different aspects of these forms and meaning to allow for the intended wearer’s mana to be fully revealed.

Available Artworks