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With carving and building - subtractive and additive processes - woodworking allows the artist to create organically; using, imitating and surpassing nature.

Inspired by the giants of 20th century woodworking, Wendell Castle and Wharton Esherick, the artist is building his own taxonomy of forms and techniques, motivated by the process of open-ended creation and discovery.

Working primarily in Douglas fir, he exaggerates its uniquely pronounced wide grain with a wire brush to create graphically patterned surfaces that emphasize the organic structure of the wood. Fantastical creatures and plant-like forms come to life in the guise of boxes and bowls.