Wood can be a very sensual medium, depending on the approach and how it is used. While I was trained in traditional methods of furniture construction and joinery and apply those methods in my designs, my main interest and focus in my work is an exploration of form. To achieve this, each of my pieces involve some amount of carving and shaping, which I do through the use of both hand and power tools. In some of my pieces, I like to explore different textures and surface treatments, sometimes using paint over those surfaces. When designing my furniture pieces, I strive for a dynamic interaction between the elements of the overall design - how the various forms relate to each other and how negative space works with the overall piece. I like my work to project a warm presence that is inviting to the user.