ARTIST STATEMENT
A diverse New England family history is the base of my objects. I can pull from influences from Boston and New Bedford Massachusetts, as well as Southwestern New Hampshire. I take the inspiration and combine it with my admiration of early American furniture and folk art.

I have been creating two styles of work; furniture inspired by everyday objects, and furniture with carved and stained images. Inspiration for either style happens by chance, so I can work on one of the styles until another inspiration strikes me. I am able to present a piece that is genuine to whom I am.

My work is made of domestic hardwoods, with occasional metal accents. I am drawn to the coarse appearance of ash; which I bleach, pickle stain, and highlight with a transparent dark stain. I also include complimenting woods, such as walnut, quarter-sawn white oak, or salvaged southern yellow pine. The wood used in the object inspired furniture is represented in its relatively pure state; only altered with natural oil finish, pickling stain, and minimal paint.

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