Pacific Northwest based multimedia sculptor,
woodworker, metalsmith, philosopher and author.
Home away from home
Our even smaller home on the road Photo by Macky Swoboda
Grandma and Grandad
The people who made my mom.
Mom and Dad
My mom and dad are the people who made me.
Fish carving in Yellow Cedar
lantern for Zyl Vardos...
Cherry Cup and Bead with Stinging Nettle Cordage
This Cherry wood bead and cup with Stinging Nettle cordage was made especially for the 27th Annual Juried Woodworking Exhibition at the Wharton Esherick Museum. Photo by Macky Swoboda
This seed is a story. There are two copper poles and radiating lines between the poles. Electricity is the unifying force of the cosmos and copper is humanity’s conduit. Copper wires carry energy to light our homes and fuel our devices. Every time your heart beats a tiny electrical arc fires. There is a cosmic story hidden in this seed and it needs your inquiry to grow. Sometimes another story is right under your nose if you take a closer look. Photo by Macky Swoboda
Made with baseboard trim from an old house in Bellingham, Washington. Great quality straight grained material in old trim.
Yellow Cedar Barred Owl for Eddie
Oh little Toyota van
your fill is never through. So many mountains of materials, so many roads that you flew. This vessel holds humble wonder, without drawing attention to her door. A modern day magic carpet, with a three inch foam mattress floor. There is a simple freedom, mobility allows us to view. When the setting sun rests in the sea, and when we pour the morning brew. This cocoon is our container, an extension of our handmade nest. A grocery getter camouflaged chameleon, bringing hope to our next quest.
Anglerfish Sauna door opening...
snail shell sauna framing...
garlic bulb heat exchanger
This stone heat exchanger is inside the Angler Fish Sauna...
angler fish sauna arch...
loft window in the Leafspring...
The day Py came home with me.
Crouching Figure western red cedar..
Staircase in Portland
An ADU project in Portland, Oregon.
Trilobite Carving in Pacific Yew
I carved this with John Reese in Seattle in front of his little studio on Stone Way...
copper trilobite vent fan cover...
pebble mosaic entryway @ snail shell
Horsetrailer Sauna Comission
Sea Trumpet sculpture in Red Cedar
cupola from the inside the snail...
coffee hut roof commission
Social Justice Bowl
A collaborative project with HCMA Archtiecture and Design in Vancouver, BC
Brass Speaker Covers in the van
mini sloyd knife
Made from 1095 high carbon steel...
Top Bar Bee Cabin
I was born in the slippery humid sweat of August in Baltimore, Maryland. My foundations of practice began and grew through soccer, skateboarding, carving, juggling, building forts, skipping rocks and music. These activities nurtured a deep passion and desire for physical play. I have always been comfortable and inspired being outside. It was in the forest and streams that my ideas really took shape. The woods are a refuge for my creativity and a provider of my materials. My soul is deeply fulfilled when my hands are able to commune with mud, sticks, and rocks.
Py the dog and I share a home we call the Leafspring. Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, this little home is simultaneously a studio, laboratory, and workshop. The Leafspring was designed and built from the leftover materials from job sites, free boxes and scrap piles, then carted home in a Toyota minivan. It was my first major life altering undertaking that set me on a course for a craft centered, hands on existence. I somehow skirted around the white picket fence of the American dream and decided to park in its backyard and follow my own vision.