Artist Statement  

Creating one of a kind, furniture represents a unique blending of the beauty, elegance, and materials of the natural world, and the Creative spirit of ones imagination.

I studied furniture making at the College of the Redwoods in northern California, A program renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail. There I developed an extensive background in traditional cabinetmaking techniques and hand skills. The Focused environment became the setting for me to explore complex forms and develop as an artist. I continued my education and Capellagarden in Sweden, A school with a long history in design and detailed craftsmanship. There I further developed my sense of materials, form, and composition.

My inspiration comes from Nature, Asian Arts, and work of some of the great designers/ makers of the past. Like Jacques-Emile Ruhlman, and Edward Barnsley. My current work is influenced by the Art Deco style, I enjoy its refined form and technical nature.

I enjoy the challenge of complex design. The uncertainty that goes along with this type of work and how completely involved I have to be. My goal is to create works that are enduring, Aesthetically pleasing, and made to the highest level of my ability.

 

Liquor Cabinet
41 x 37.5 x 19"
Primary Macassar Ebony,
hand made pewter and silver handles
$18500.


 


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