I watch my work evolve, learning to be patient. I am working to express myself in a subtle way, in a simple form. I look for beauty in a subtle curve, in line and proportion. I look to the functional objects in our lives and make them in an artful way. I compose my designs from many different styles of furniture and architecture. From other art forms, bodies, the curve in a blade of grass. I am infatuated with the shape and gesture of the hand, and with what it is able to create. It is important to me to be sensitive to the material itself, allowing the material to have a voice in the desire to create. My work is a reflection on how we live and how we respond to objects. It reflects my practice of working the way we love, pursuing excellence and attending to the details and possibilities of each piece. My work is also a record of the passing of time. Each piece grows from an idea to an object and in the process, I take time to observe and see the opportunities in the work. The objects I make then become part of another person’s life and story. Watching them age, the wood changes color, handles are polished by fingers, the patina of use, of life.
- Olympia, WA
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