Womb with a View

Womb with a View

Womb with a View : Evolved from a unique mass of wood that had been in my inventory for many years awaiting the right moment.

Womb with a View | 1′-8″ h, 1′-3″ w, 1′-0″ d | Spalted Maple | Inquire.

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Passages into the Void

Passages into the Void

Passages into the Void : When most artists talk about partnering with the work, this is what they mean. And this piece reminds me of that other dimension or realm. There are endless access points or routes to get from the outside to the inside or from one side to the other.

Passages into the Void | 4′-3″ h, 1′-2″ w, 1′-2″ d | Aromatic Red Cedar | Inquire.

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Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky : The color variations in this piece of Maccacuba wood are naturally occurring. I like the effect and think it is worth pursing in the future.

Vanilla Sky | 1′-0″ h, 2′-7″ w, 1″ d | Maccacuba | Inquire.

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Cross Current

Cross Current

Cross Current : Incorporating natural elements into my work is one of my favorite experiences. Most of the light colored segments are raised slightly from the darker background.

Cross Current | 1′-2″ h, 3′-0″ w, 1″ d | Chechen | Inquire.

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Wave Length

Wave Length

Wave Length : Ordinarily my work is done in complete isolation. Now, all of a sudden, I was setting up a temporary studio in a corner of a custom furniture company in a foreign country.

Wave Length | 2′-2″ h, 4′-3″ w | Swiss Walnut | Wall Sculpture | Inquire.

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Amphora

Amphora

Amphora : With Amphora the form of the raw material, with all its distress, reminded me of an ancient Greco-Roman vessel and inspired the name.

Amphora | 11″ h, 8″ diameter | Distressed Wild Cherry Burl | Inquire.

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Cherry Twist

Cherry Twist

Cherry Twist : Is the beginning point of my exploration into fractal geometry. Like so many artists before me, I am intrigued and inspired by science. Today we are blessed with a rich array of possibilities ranging from mathematics and physics to cosmology.

Cherry Twist | 1′-1″ h, 5″ diameter | Wild Cherry | Inquire.

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Pompeii and Raven’s Peace

Pompeii and Raven's Peace

Pompeii : The shape of the “blank” and the character of the wood significantly dictated its final form. I burned nothing. The piece accomplished that dark-edged affect all on its own.

Pompeii | 1′-1″ h, 6″ diameter | Distressed White Oak Burl | Inquire.

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Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild : As with so much of my work, especially my “natural sculptures,” it is about the possibilities that are all around us.

Call of the Wild | 1′-5″ h, 1′-0″ w, 6″ d | Distressed Wild Cherry | Inquire.

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Wind Dancer

Wind Dancer

Wind Dancer : Created from a hurricane uprooted Wild Cherry tree.

Wind Dancer | 1′-3″ h, 1′-0″ w, 7″ d | Spalted Wild Cherry | Inquire.

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Pagoda

Pagoda
Click images to view larger versions Turned and sculpted Cherry Burl Amphora Turned, then sculpted in cherry burl, I found the raw piece on a waste pile of a logging project near Boone, NC. The same pile revealed another cherry burl for my future works that ILearn more

Up Draft

Up Draft

Up Draft : One night I dreamed about a pile of ribbon being lifted vertically by hot air. It was a fluid movement like lava being shot up from a volcano.

Up Draft | 2′-0″h x 1’-2″w | Swiss Alpine Linde (Basswood) | SOLD

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Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone

Romancing the Stone : This Rhododendron root burl so tenaciously cradled that piece of granite, I had no other option when I sculpted the piece than to honor their 30+ year relationship.

Romancing the Stone | 10″ h, 1′-3″ w, 5″ d | Rhododendron & Granite | Inquire.

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Untitled 01-03

Untitled 01-03

Untitled 01-03 : Chechen is an exotic, South American hardwood, but this tree was grown on a tree plantation in Brazil.

Untitled 01-03 | 2′-1″ h, 1′-1″ w, 1″ d | Chechen | Inquire.

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