For Fifty five years, Rex Homan has worked as a wood artist and sculptor. His ideas stem from Maori stories, animals and in particular birds. His 'stylised pieces' have won a raft of awards, have exhibited in overseas galleries, and Rex has had regular commissioned work. Derek Lardelli is a composer, taa moko artist and Professor Ahorangi at the School of Maori Visual Art, Toihoukura. Both men were honoured at the recent Te Waka Toi awards and feature in this weeks episode of Te Ahi Kaa.