2017 Best New Artist
I am a conservationist and a green artist. My functional wood art is sculpted from naturally weathered boards that I rescue and salvage from fallen trees and barn boards. My consuming passion is to create highly original works, so I weave my art education with self-taught practices. I work outdoors through all four seasons and it is respect for the processes and mysteries of Nature that informs my art. My organic designs come from the distorted boards themselves and I enjoy highlighting Nature's own way of signing each piece. Showcasing the beauty of age and the glory of endurance, my pieces result in texture-rich works of art.