After twenty-some years working in wood, first as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, then as a furniture maker and woodturner, I began looking for a new direction and new medium. The alabaster stone that sculptors around me were using increasingly caught my eye. The alabaster was not only beautiful and captivating but I soon found it to be very workable and adaptable to the many skills I had already developed while working with wood. The first piece I turned marked a new beginning for me. I was, and have been ever since, transfixed, not only by its beauty but the mysterious story the stone has to tell with its colors and textures.
The sole purpose of my forms are to bring your eyes to a piece, once there, the stone, alone, is to be focused upon. The natural beauty of the stone is the miracle, not the form it is captured in.