I started “drawing” with wood as a way of using the beautiful wood scraps that had been collecting from years of cabinet making and were just too nice for a fire. I began by making mirrors and jewelry boxes.
This year will be my 13th year of Wood Art.
I am always looking at patterns in the wood.
I have created 100’s of mirror pieces.
All have sold except a handful.
I also commission art pieces. They take a lot more than just playing with the wood. There is a dance between someone else’s thoughts and being inspired by what I see.
I love curves, and fluid movement. I see this often in wood that I am working with.
We think of lumber as hard straight boards. And in home building and cabinet work straight and square is important. But that’s not how trees are in nature.
In art I like to find the natural flow again.
This piece began with cast off lumber from table legs.
I integrated Ogura paper that I had been using in painting into this piece.