Born in 1976, Daniel Ormsby is a painter, traditional Māori carver and taa moko artist (cultural tattooer).
Art is a way of life for Daniel and a life long passion. It is through tradition and cultural responsibilities that he has found his place and purpose in the world, with a multitude of mediums available to record and preserve tribal history, whakapapa (genealogy) and religious or spiritual beliefs.
Daniel is driven by the journey to discover and push through creative boundaries as well as the excitement of watching things develop from an idea into a reality. The responsibility of being in charge of his creative vision and knowing that his art and his actions will go on to inspire others, are both facets of his approach to art. Daniel has learnt to observe, understand and collate ideas and it is through his artistic interpretation that he has found a voice that can be heard.
He belongs to the Ngāti Maniapoto tribe of the North Island of New Zealand.
Our Toi Tangata Artist Interview with Daniel Ormsby is coming soon!
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