As an artist, I look to nature for my inspiration. I chose wood because of the natural beauty it contains in itself. Each piece of wood brings uniqueness to the finished produce. It may be a wild grain pattern, unique color, embedded objects or works of nature (spalting, bug infestation) that set this piece apart from all others.
Often times the shapes of my work are influenced by things from nature such as a smooth round rock from a stream bed, a pine cone, an apple or a pear. If you look at my work, you will find I was influenced by the Navaho and Pueblo Indians early 20th century pottery.
I want to continue in this direction, but also expand into articles with inlay. It is my desire that the pieces I produced will be objects that are desired by all. I hope that my wife will give you as much joy in owning it as I had in creating it.