After 35 years filling various roles in DP/IT around the Valley and in San Francisco, it is now a pleasure to apply my efforts more fully to artistic expression. Early interest in woodworking led to a first career as Journeyman Carpenter followed by remodeling, repair and handyman activities to support completion of an undergraduate degree in Economics at SJSU. Visual art in various media has been a large component of my life early on and continuing through the time spent in 'industry'.
My emphasis on carving began about twenty years ago, and grew to dominate over drawing, painting and joinery. Emphasizing natural themes, my work is influenced by mythologies including Northwest Coastal Indian totem carvings, history, architecture, paleontology, science fiction and fantasy. For over ten years starting in 1995, I focused on scrimshaw, carving pictures on ivory, but now find more satisfaction with three dimensional wood sculpting.
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