I love to make things that evoke thoughts of the outdoors. My goal is that by using materials like branches and stones that don’t hide what they are behind 90 degree angels and standardized dimensions, that my creations will tug your thoughts to the forests of your imagination. I like to use materials that most people think of as trash: dead trees, tree trimmings, rotten logs, field stones and sawmill waste. I love the patterns and textures in these materials: the odd growth patterns, tracks insects have gouged out, knotholes, stains, and the strange sculpting that time and weather have carved. I use both hand and power tools, but rely most heavily on my chainsaw, wire brushes, scorps and drawknife, grinders and lots and lots of sandpaper. What I like best about my work is that the flaws and anomalies are what make each piece beautiful and unique.