“Before I was even aware of my ancestry being Nga Puhi and Scottish, they influenced my thoughts, beliefs, and art. Land and music directly affect me which is evident in most of my work. Indigenous people naturally tend to have a spirituality based upon land and music so I can safely assume this is where my connection has stemmed from.
I always strive to take my work into new directions, continually learning new skills and never being afraid to try something different. Evolving outside of New Zealand’s accepted art scene has also been a contributing factor to my style, which also drove me to look outside of New Zealand for inspiration.”
Learn more about Cory and his art by visiting his website and following him on social media.