Trees – like people – often gain character when stressed. My wood sculptures often are made from wood fragments that come from distressed trees, or from wood that otherwise might be discarded due to rot, pest & fungal damage, or other “defects.”
My work explores the intersection of man and nature, finding beauty in the struggle each faces. Geometric shapes collide with natural patterns to add visual interest, and remind me that both man and nature each create beauty in their own ways. Using only natural materials such as wood, stone, and gold leaf, and finishing techniques such as wood-charring and plant based oils, I feel attached to the natural world even while working in the heart of Houston.
My art is an outgrowth of my furniture making. Both are very much based on finding beautiful wood specimens and then enhancing it to bring out the very best the wood has to offer. I love the process of taking rough wood and transforming them into sensuous "have-to-touch" pieces.
My work explores the intersection of nature and man. It begins with locating unusual and unique wood. I add a few of my own touches with the intent of highlighting both the natural wood and the man-made intervention, and bringing out the best of both.
Please feel free to contact me to buy or commission a piece of art.