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I was born in Mooroopna (Deep Water Hole) in 1965 and I am a proud Yorta Yorta man.

I enjoyed art at school but my Mum and Dad have been great teachers for me in the
development of my artwork and I would one day like to be well known and well thought of as a prominent Australian artist. my Dad was a great inspiration for me as he painted, carved and made plaster busts and my Mum is a Yorta Yorta woman and she showed me lots of Aboriginal artifacts. All this has influenced my art. By using Aboriginal imagery in my artwork I am constantly learning about my culture and feel that it is good to build my knowledge.

From the age of fifteen I worked as a sheet metal worker which helped me to build my skills in the use of tools and shaping material. It is when I stopped that sort of work that I took up art, particularly carving wood. This more contemplative work has allowed me to explore and express my Aboriginality more and I am learning more all the time.

I specialize in intricately carved wooden walking sticks and staffs and I was
commissioned by the Melbourne University School of Rural Health to carve a large red gum totem of two entwined snakes for the outside of the medical center. Recently I
began painting and drawing in charcoal, using imagery that explores Aboriginal life of the past and Animals and plants

It is very important to me to make my art representative of the Yorta Yorta clan and
also to broaden my horizons. Later when I am much older I would like to pass on my knowledge and skills to young Aboriginal people.