I didn't start out to be an artist. I fell into it. Some years back I left a nine-to-five corporate life to start making wood furniture. Due to the style and detail, it has been referred to as "functional art," eventually leading to a local organization asking me to create some art for a charity event. One thing led to another, and now I have both a furniture business and an art practice.
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.