Thomas Carroll’s (Ngāti Maru, Hauraki; Pākehā) long time interests in music and sculpture, led him to discvoer and connect with Ngā taonga pūoro, when he began discovering his whakapapa, while living in Melbourne years ago. His pieces are the results of eight years of research and experimentation. Supported by one of the many networks of Ngā taonga pūoro makers and players that exist in Aotearoa, Thomas has developed a voice with ngā taonga pūoro that conveys the artform as a living and evolving entity. Open to a diverse range of materials that include bronze, glass, sand as well as a wide range of timber. The energy and love for ngā taonga pūoro is evident in every mahi.