The furniture I create is inspired by my observation of what I see around me. I mostly use highly figured wood and exotic materials to create functional furniture. My designs involve wood inlay marquetry sketches of things I see in nature and the use of dyes to enhance these materials. The themes are hard for me to define but some of these terms come to mind are abstract organic and chaotic. My aim is to create visual interest as a painting would invite closer scrutiny. My challenge is to bring these elements together and create from them functional furniture that works. I am excited by the prospect of using exotic wood dyes stone and shell inlay in my images. My intention is to create pieces of integrity including beauty and function at a reasonable price that everyone can enjoy.