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Artist Statement

I love to laugh. I love to make other people laugh.  I never liked standing in front of crowds so standup is out of the question, and I'm not a great illustrator so comics were never really an option either.  This is how I ended up at the next logical choice… woodworking.  While an outright laugh is hard to come by through wood art I use my work to try and create objects and furniture that elicit a smile or a pleasant playful warm and cozy feeling from the viewer (I’ve been told this is the same feeling one experiences before freezing to death).  I attempt this through my use of saturated color and playfully interacting lines and repeating forms (whatever that means)…

…Ugh, fine, I guess you could say that means I use bold shapes and colors that tend to lead to very visually loud pieces of furniture and sculpture that elicit memories of the 80s and 90’s, but with fewer shoulder pads. 

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