have been an object maker since I can remember. I love working with
my hands. Furniture has been my primary artistic focus, yet
the necessities of staying alive as a woodworker have required me
to explore many other artistic directions.
have a bright idea, refine it and then bring it to life - is a simple
pleasure that continues to give me joy each day I choose to participate
in the making.
ideas come from books, places I've been, buildings I've seen, conversations
I've had, and my young twins Koa & Yuki. Buildings, trees
and people inspire my work. My best ideas often come to me
serendipitously.but usually from things that are right under my
work is often made of many materials: metal, glass, stone,
or plastic - but wood is always at the core. No matter what material
I choose to use, there is usually a bit of irony in the way I put
things together. If I build it right, each piece invokes a smile
and then you might take the time to notice the care that went into
have grown to enjoy the making of the work very much. I believe
that joy is revealed in the things I make.
I specialize in designing and building
site-specific works for individuals and institutions.