Mat Scott’s creativity and aptitude for design has, over the past two decades, encompassed landscape and interior stone sculptures, invention of a new type of skateboard, abstract acrylic paintings and more recently feathers and shells carved from New Zealand native timbers.
From an inter-generational family of designers and artists, Mat’s work reflects not only his connection to family but an interpretation of the environment in which he lives.
As an avid skater and surfer, the land and sea are also critical to Mat’s creative process as is the obsessive passion with which he channels his energies into each new creation.
Originally from Hawke’s Bay, Mat is of Maori, Irish and Scottish descent. His iwi is Te Arawa/Ngati Whakaue/Te Ati Awa/Ngati Raukawa.