About the Artist

Artist Statement

Living and working in northern Minnesota, my surroundings supply my material and subject matter for my work. I’m a self-taught woodworker that carefully chooses local specimens for their unique characteristics, allowing the wood to determine the project it will be used for. The uglier the tree, the more I desire working with it to reveal the hidden beauty inside.  The anticipation of what I will find inside the next log keeps drawing me back to my shop.

My work has to not only be appealing to the eye but also to the touch.  It is in the fine details of the grains, live edges, lines, curves, and finishes that I aim to excel. Whether it is a functional bowl or an elaborate mantel piece my hope is to bring the organic elegance of the Northwoods into my customer’s home.  Art collaborating with nature!

Silver Maple Burl