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A LOVE OF WOOD
The look, the smell, the texture, the grain, all these qualities make wood carving most appealing to me. It is a slow and tedious process. Chipping away the unwanted material from the wood block takes time and a lot of experience. The results make the process worth the effort.


The Foundation
Myrtle Wood

The burl in this piece of wood made it very appropriate for the shapes I carved. It represents a proud woman in the beginning months of pregnancy.


Parted Woman
English Walnut

One of my favorite sculptors is Henry Moore. His influence is evident in much of my work, especially this carving.


Balance of Power
Paduk

Many viewers have a problem with the woman being higher than the man!


Totem #1
Cocobolo

The denser the wood is, the more beautiful the grain and the harder it is to carve.


Contemplation
English Walnut

One of my first carvings, completed 1981.
The simple shapes were clarified by the stratification of the wood.


In Safe Hands
Cherry Wood

The mother and child theme was prevalent in much of my work when I was raising my family. In those years I was absorbed with motherhood.


Air bourn
English Walnut

A detail of the carving, "Flying High". The motif is the same as the bronze piece but the results are distinctly different.


Sinuosity
English Walnut

I tried to do this carving so that the undulating form of the female was enhanced by the grain of the wood. The complex circularity gives rhythm to the form.


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