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From adolescence I've been an artist in the classical sense of drawing and in the non-classical sense of industrial arts with function and design. I have always been especially drawn to creating new and useful pieces out of broken and discarded things. As an adult, I have been a focused carpenter with aesthetic and functional design as my foundation.

In the last few years, I've become more aware and concerned about which select woods we use for new construction and which woods we readily toss into the dump. This awareness has fueled an interest in our inefficient cycle of waste. Eventually, it led me to begin reclaiming the tossed old cedar fences and transform them into an efficient and appealing series of vegetable and floral planters.

Though some of the newer cedar was systematically flat and lent itself to pieces such…

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  • Joined April 15, 2011

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wood, metal, reclaimed material, cedar

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About

From adolescence I've been an artist in the classical sense of drawing and in the non-classical sense of industrial arts with function and design. I have always been especially drawn to creating new and useful pieces out of broken and discarded things. As an adult, I have been a focused carpenter with aesthetic and functional design as my foundation.

In the last few years, I've become more aware and concerned about which select woods we use for new construction and which woods we readily toss into the dump. This awareness has fueled an interest in our inefficient cycle of waste. Eventually, it led me to begin reclaiming the tossed old cedar fences and transform them into an efficient and appealing series of vegetable and floral planters.

Though some of the newer cedar was systematically flat and lent itself to pieces such as planters, the older more rare pieces with bizarre curves and profile knots lent themselves only to more artistic purposes. Each piece has it's particular life print, letting the viewer be transfixed in a beauty and history.

The intrinsic beauty of this wood has inspired me to reclaim more of my own artistic nature and create pieces that inspire deeper investigation into nature, ourselves and the relation between.

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