Working with wood is both a passion and a creative canvas. It offers me the joy of taking a piece of wood and exposing the inner beauty that is later reflected outside by surface texture and form.
My abstract sculptures originate from natural pieces of wood that inspire me to create their final shapes. I try to manipulate the natural colors and figure in the wood to complement the form. I will often highlight characteristics in the wood that some consider flaws. Generally the wood dictates the form, but my design ideas and skills are used to transform the wood to a finished piece of art. The process consumes my total involvement in the wood.
My creations come from a combination of domestic and exotic woods. Many of the woods I use are from locally fallen or cut trees and others are imported from countries around the world.
Wood is a living medium of natural wonder and timeless beauty, invoking more feeling of warmth than any other materials I have worked with.