I am passionate about reclaiming and re-expressing woods from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the urban forest and farm woodlands of the Sacramento River Valley.
Imperfect and impermanent woods showcase natural embellishments such as deterioration, voids, bark and branch inclusions. Drying and aging reveals soft undulating textures as the cells dry and retreat.
Design is fundamental to my process. Drawings, maquettes, and progressive refinement precede finished objects. An intriguing design element is "multi-axis" turning which offers great rewards and discoveries, especially when combined with traditional and familiar shapes.