SAN RAFAEL, CA
The pleasure, and the challenge of this work, begins by studying a piece of rough wood and visualizing what will emerge. I strive to create a beautiful shape that will show off the grain and unique qualities of each piece of wood.
The beauty of trees has always been in inspiration to me. Their shapes are formed by the forces of nature combined with the unique structure of each tree resulting in complex grain patterns with timeless beauty.
The wood I use is taken from trees that have fallen, not harvested. For instance, I am turning salvaged old growth redwood when available, some as old as 2000 years. The wood is still strong and the grain incredibly beautiful.