Adam Rangihana is from New Zealand born in Otorohunga on the Lands of the Waikato tribes. He moved many times but his formative years were spent on a farm forestry station on Pouto peninsula as a shepherd, absorbing and developing his creative respect for his native land.
Adam spent three years studying traditional Maori fine art under Alan Nopera a Master Carver for the Ngati Whatua people. He came to Australia in 1995 and now lives in the Blue Mountains of NSW.
Adam uses native Australian timbers Iron bark, Red gum, and Pine in place of the traditional woods of New Zealand Totara, Kauri and Rimu.
And is a published poet and in his sculptures he seeks to find a respect for the power and beauty of today's world and this is a reflection of the artists wairua... (spirit – the energy of the artists creative vision).