Artist Statement ~ Creative woodturning, an amazing medium and enjoyable art. Trees are magnificent, often living beyond several human lifetimes. When a tree dies its inherent natural beauty can be an ongoing voice. My methods sculpting Cascading Diamonds, Manta Rays, Spirit Birds, Trillium Wisdom Boxes, Capturing Spheres and other original concepts/forms on the lathe combine playful exploration and patient, focused tool application, striving to reveal the inherent beauty of fallen trees in elegant and engaging ways. My studio is an exhilarating Zen Zone inspired by personal studies, ancient and contemporary, in the cosmos, humanity and nature.