I use a collection of select lumber and found wood, and the work conjures an understanding and exploration of material and form. There is a respect and care for the wood in its final sculptural form. Rather than regarding wood as an anonymous material, I aim to partner with its history—continue the evolution of form that the tree might take after centuries of seasoning and aging. The knots, cracks and grain colorations reveal the wood’s growth and charisma and are thoughtfully kept in plain view.
Each piece is completed by using only environmentally-conscious finishes, such as natural oils, waxes, soap, charcoal.