a Studio Furniture Maker I approach my craft from a
personal perspective. Influenced by the history and
tradition of which I am part, I infuse the pieces I
make with my own aesthetic and creative vision.
The process of transforming my ideas from concepts to
completed pieces is very important to me. It involves
sketching, writing, large drawings, model making and
mock ups. I relish the moments when, almost effortlessly,
one decision leads to another purposefully.
the years, my work has developed through explorations
of various forms, diverse woods and unique surface treatments.
I use fine woods to present strong backgrounds on which
I juxtapose colorful surface treatments. The incised
markings in my work are intuitive hieroglyphs, intended
to evoke personal interpretations from each viewer;
they are a response to the inundation of images from
our visually sophisticated world. Symbols from symbols.
Additionally, I carve Morse code messages, utilizing
the code from a visual perspective rather than its essentially
audible form. All the while, I strive to expose the
sculptural aspects of furniture’s relationship
to its environment.
it is my intent that the combination of materials, forms,
textures and colors result in objects that are pleasing
on many levels while providing inspiration to see furniture
from a new perspective.
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