New Zealand artist Hemi Sundgren an accomplished sculptor, lecturer and curator of Māori art and design was traditionally trained in Whakairo, Māori Carving, and uses various mediums including native woods, stone and bone.  Hemi is also recognised as a traditional Māori Tattoo practitioner establishing a growing reputation as a Taa Moko (tattooing using customary forms & patterns) Artist nationally and internationally.