I am drawn to making studio furniture because it fulfills my analytical need for order, as well as my creative need for expression. This desire to reconcile precision and freedom is not unique to my personality. It is also a trait of our contemporary aesthetic, which I aim to contribute to in my work. Wood is approachable and easily manipulated. Thus, it is an ideal medium for me to transform a precognitive image into a resolved object. The meditative state of craft provides me the daily pleasure in my occupation, but the art provides me the meaning.
I believe the best art is an idea based upon knowledge and expressed with skill. It should reflect the past and hint at the future. Furniture is an intimate genre. It interacts with us by serving, stowing, cradling— supporting our bodies and our domestic activities in both personal and social ways. In doing so, studio furniture provides an intersection between design and life. I strive to make each piece express the right amount of visual information to make it art. I combine diverse materials and juxtapose lines and forms in honed proportions to build interesting, and hopefully poignant, compositions. Balancing modern and decorative, my work, like my personality, maintains a tension between ordinary and extraordinary.