My carvings vary in size, shape, style, and by the types of wood I choose. Inspiration comes from all aspects of my life. What is common in all my carvings is my appreciation for the natural beauty of the wood itself. Whether I'm carving an abstract form or something realistic I almost never paint my carvings preferring to finish them naturally to let the color and grain of the wood show through. Recently I have been making more functional artwork such as bowls, spoons, and furniture, all with hand carved details.