The relationship between people and the materials that surround them is one that constantly becomes more distant. We either take for granted
or are obvious to how things are made and what they are made of. Very
few of us make the connection between the commodities we use and their
I work with natural materials such as wood or stone which have been processed. I am particularly interested in salvaged beams from demolished buildings. The trees that were used in making those beams started growing hundreds of years ago. Most of the buildings were constructed over a hundred years ago and demolished in the last ten years.
Because I use objects that have experienced so much, I don't design or carve eliminating traces of their history. Sections of the beams are left intact, while other areas are scored and broken to expose the wood beneath the surface.
By exploring the essence of the materials that I work with, I strive to bring together conflicting elements to create a harmonious expression which examines the connection between us and our surroundings.