114 Ford Hall
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
My background is in furniture design, so most of what I make involves wood, and references furniture or usefulness in some way without being bound to traditional forms. Like most people who work seriously with wood, I have a deep respect for craft and see wood as a somewhat mysterious material with eccentric qualities. Part of my interest in the material is in discovering how to best work with its physical and visual qualities.
While part if me is indeed a wood worker and furniture maker, I also like to work with other various materials and in other ways. I am very interested in sculpture, and indeed some of my work is more akin to sculpture, with little reference to utility. During the teaching of a summer course at the Parsonâ€™s Center, I have the chance to make small sculptures installed in the Michigan north woods. The first three images are examples of this.