Wood is a rich and forgiving medium. It is my companion and my muse. Throughout my life, the forest and trees have always been an inspiration and refuge. A deep connection and appreciation for wood and nature has defined me and my work.
Why reclaimed/salvaged wood?
As an Artist, I am attracted to the imperfections and challenges represented by reclaimed wood. In my early years, reclaimed wood was all that was available to me because of financial reasons and lack of space to properly store and dry wood. Today I continue to work with it as it has become an integral part of my process. Giving something a new life and allowing people to see the beauty in something that was deemed unworthy gives me tremendous satisfaction.