I’ve been fortunate to have several clients who let me add an artistic flair to the work that I do. It is a great opportunity to exercise creativity and still build. Usually the material is wood but I like to incorporate other elements as well. I particularly enjoy using wood as the sculptures or installations will change over time, a slow evolution. I perform the installations both as a builder and an artist so that they are structurally sound and well anchored.
Due to the integration of woodworking into the home, a lot of work is performed on-site. I prefer to work many “kinks” out in the shop before installation occurs. I love to work “al fresco”, loosely translated “in the moment”,and both guide and let myself be guided by the work.
Masks and Other Small Pieces
I love masks and have looked at them from diverse regions. I am particularly enamored with the masks of the northwest indigenous people. I can only suggest the complex stories that give birth to these creations. I have unqualified admiration for their discipline. Some that I have made borrow elements of different cultures and some are wild bursts of imagination. There will be more to come.