I create handcrafted rustic furniture using retired rope reclaimed from climbers and climbing gyms. My works evoke the memories, textures and colors of my many outdoor adventures. The ropes, themselves, are works of textile art, and when woven with wood and metal hardware, create a dramatic and colorful look and feel that is often missing from rugged mountain interiors.
I’ve had half a lifetime working in healthcare, helping others through difficult times. My work is an act of creation and life that is an antidote and answer to realities of life that I’ve experienced working in a hospital setting. Creating something beautiful and functional gets me though my own tough times.