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MORE FRESH WORK: FUMED OAK BROOCH

MORE FRESH WORK: FUMED OAK BROOCH


Here's another new one-of-a-kind brooch.

It feels very Richard Serra or Robert Smithson: something about its curves feel "large scale" though it's only about 4" across.

Sometimes the bent wood, processed but still very much "of" the earth, takes on the quality of a sweeping landscape--the kind you could spend a whole day walking across.

I'm not sure exactly why that is. However, as Smithson himself wrote: "Establish enigmas, not explanations."

Personally, I like both. 

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Photo Diary: Images from a Cool Summer Day at the GR Studio

Photo Diary: Images from a Cool Summer Day at the GR Studio


new brooches and raw materials 
sanding a component on an oscillating spindle sander

On Father's Day

On Father's Day

Father's Day is coming near, and it's got me thinking about parents.

Our parents are the people who raise us up, support us, and love us, who pass to us the narrative of our genetic origin, in stories and DNA.

But as artists we have different types of progenitors: fathers and mothers and guides, teachers and mentors and communities.

Gustav Stickley
Gustav Stickley,...


A Historical Record

A Historical Record

My love and appreciation for wood is never ending. It is an incredibly useful material with a minimal effect on our environment. 

For centuries, wood has provided humans with shelter, warmth, tools and furniture. I find great inspiration in this long history and I like to consider earliest man interacting with the material in the most basic...


March 29 Photoshoot

March 29 Photoshoot

My assistant and I pulled a photo shoot together in one day last Thursday! I don't know how we did it! The results, however, are stunning!


I realized I have not been putting my work in context on the human body. I think seeing the work functioning as an object will help viewers to understand the extent of the work. 

I am extremely grateful to Tom Petroff and Carolina Reyes for being so flexible! A huge "Thank you!" to each of them for sharing their talents and working very hard to complete...