What compels me to make art lies in the small quiet details that permeate daily life; details that are knotted in the intricacies of our inner world, in the subtleties of relationships and in the weeded stories of life histories.  Although trained as a fine furniture maker, my work has always been more poetic than practical, finding beauty in imperfection and comfort in the detritus of the past.  I am inspired by the Modernist language of simplicity, focusing on clean defined elements, fused ambiguity and nuances of the hand.  Organic lines, slumping shapes and not-quite symmetrical forms are all part of this vocabulary.