Exotic & Domestic Hardwoods

The amazing variety and diversity of our world never ceases to amaze me, and the world of woods is no exception. I have worked, to my best estimate, with over 100 different types of hardwood in my life, and I continue to encounter new varieties. I collect many of the woods that I use for my art myself from trees that have been cut, cleared, or are naturally dead, and purchase others from every area of the world. I focus mainly on burled, figured and spalted woods whose beautifully complex patterns I strive to accent with the clean lines and surfaces of my art. Hardwoods have always been an important material for my sculptures, sculpture bases, and turned vessels.