My current series “Bloom” consists of imagined flowers made of wood. Each piece is entirely unique. Although some of the blooms are reminiscent of actual flowers you might see in nature, all the designs have come from my imagination. Each flower is displayed as if growing in a ceramic or wooden pot.
Each piece begins with a design phase. I find this part of the experience particularly exhilarating. It challenges my imagination and allows me to come up with new forms that will also challenge me technically. I use a variety of woods in each piece, each one chosen based on workability, natural color, and grain. Saws and grinders are used to get the basic shapes for all the individual flower parts, and then fine details are perfected using a rotary tool and sand paper.
Artwork that I truly enjoy is engaging in some way that makes me want to really look at it and study it. When people see pieces in my “Bloom” series, I want them to marvel at them, study them, and wonder how they were made.
8″ x 8″
24″ x 8.5″ x 6″
20″X x 8″ x 7″