The Ambitious Eagle is one who can be described with words such as determination, tenacity, passion, drive, perseverance and will power. Sometimes we might doubt ourselves and think that some things in the world are unattainable and the notion of biting off more than we can chew holds us back. To overcome obstacles and achieve the so called ‘unachievable’ we need to push ourselves beyond limitation and not give in. If we fall down in pursuit of our goals, stand up, dust ourselves off and try again.—Todd Couper
Todd attended Te Aute Boys College in Hawkes Bay from 1987 to 1991 and quickly excelled in art. In 1995, he completed the Diploma of Art, Craft and Māori Design at Waiariki Institute of Technology in Rotorua; he majored in woodcarving/sculpture and graduated with honours. It was during this time that he met Roi Toia, who was teaching there. Roi, impressed with his talent, invited Todd to apprentice with him. They continue to work together, but Todd has forged his own style and direction in carving, with commissioned pieces residing in collections in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. He participated in Kiwa: Pacific Connections (2003) in Vancouver, Canada.
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