Jack Anselmi is a proud Yorta Yorta man who was born in Mooroopna and has lived in the area all his life. As a child he watched his Dad and Uncles carve emu eggs and being artistic decided to give it a go himself.

He found he had a natural aptitude for it and soon moved onto bullroarers which are where he developed his love of wood burning. As Jack says ‘Not everyone wants an egg!’ so he now specialises in intricately carved and burnt walking sticks. Jack is always up to the challenge of trying new things and in 2009 he was commissioned by Melbourne University to make a large artwork for the front of the School of Rural Health in Shepparton.