Ahead of the Plane

Many people seem to see the life of a craftsperson/artist as one of freedom from routine. Their idea is that, when we do wAhat we love, there is a freedom that loosens our bonds from following the same pathways day after day. This has not proven to be true in my life. There is a kind of freedom in my

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The Mother of Invention

The picture you see today is a result of my invention. That doesn’t mean that it is the only one in existence, just that I don’t remember ever seeing it before. Certainly, I never made one before. As you know, necessity is the mother of invention. That, however, cannot be defined very easily. I learned that necessity could be defined

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A Bird in the Hand

Before you today, you see a bird hovering over a flower. The bird and the stand are cherry, and the flower is Norwegian maple with a bloodwood inlay. This is, of course, to some degree an abstraction. All drawings, paintings or any representative art is. Some feature of the natural or human world is abstracted to be emphasized over other

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