I feel as if I’ve been making the same piece for almost 30 years. Someone said to me recently that he thinks my work is about memory, in particular my fluted pieces, ‘that every slice of the chisel leaves an imprint that captures that particular moment in time” There is also the memory of the pieces I’ve made before and of course the memory of the actual tree itself. The space between each growth ring is a record of each particular year.
Movement is a major theme in my work. Because I use green unseasoned wood, I like to treat the wood as if it were a malleable material; gently removing the excess from the inside, pushing the wood into fluid forms