Since 1974 I have built custom homes from foundation through cabinets with the belief that a2 + b2 = c2, water seeks its own level and strings don’t lie. I was bound by rules, plans and codes. I worked the wood to create straight, clean lines and smooth seamless joints. Checks, twists, knots and flaws were avoided.
Today I’m seeing:
Checks as hardships survived. Twists as paths taken to continue growing. Knots are where the tree reached out for life. Flaws are revealed as highlights and opportunities
I am now working, not bound by rules, with wood that has been shaped by wind, water, sun and fire. Connecting and sharing, as I reveal the natural beauty hidden in found wood, is my calming rhythm.