I have a love of vintage, I use mainly old wood for the carvings, they seem to vibrate with a past life it speaks to me, If I listen carefully, it tells me what it wants to become. Knives and chisels cut away to revel the faces or forms. I strive for cohesive pieces, finding just the right salvage material to combine with my hand carved pieces. For a look I call “Urban Folk Art”, less traditional with a modern twist. Wood is subtractive and not very forgiving, therein lays the challenge that intrigues me. It is a tactile balance to my first love, painting.