2017 booth #.
I work with wood like a painter works with oils, creating images of lines, shapes and the natural colors of wood. Then, I carve the piece to create a wall sculpture. The carving creates shadows which enhance the image. At night, lights set at a low angle make the shadows more dramatic. Up close, you can touch the sculpture to feel the smooth flowing shapes and realize there are changes in the surface you didn’t notice. I create my art using techniques I began developing in 1996: joining boards along curves, inserting solid wood strips into curved cuts, embedding wood strips in circular cuts, and inserting pegs in intricate designs. This isn’t marquetry, intarsia or inlay. Finally, I sand and finish the piece in the same manner as fine furniture giving it a highly finished appearance and a highly durable surface which will retain that appearance even with constant touching by people, just like a piece of furniture.single