It was inadvertently through horticulture while working for the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, in the late 1970’s that Savaad initially discovered an inherent gift for woodcarving. His arts practice has incrementally moved away from direct carving to assemblage, lamination and construction using an array of found objects and materials which are often unique or everyday objects. The placement of these objects is very considered and amassed with deliberate intention. The works are inherently colourful and often whimsical.
Concurrent with his practice Savaad is involved in Arts Administration and is currently Exhibition Coordinator / Curator for the Yering Station Gallery & the annual Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards. He is also a committee member for Yarra Valley Arts and has been involved with the organization of a number of art exhibitions and participated in arts residencies, judging and Arts forums.