The relationship of hands, tools, wood, creativity, and one-pointed awareness is a practice of living fully in the present, a meditation of sorts. My love of this experience drives my work. I am inspired by the tremendous human potential and desire to actualize ourselves creatively and spiritually, especially in these difficult times. It is reassuring to see the positive effect that art has on our culture, whether it is a thing of beauty or a challenge to our minds. I hope my work can invoke a greater appreciation for the effort, refinement, experience, and life force of the handmade object, a contribution towards peace in the human spirit.