I first saw and admired rustic furniture as a boy in the Adirondack Mountains, where my family has camped for generations. My earliest pieces were made at the family camp on Union Falls Pond.
While studying wood design and carving at Alfred University's School of Art and Design, I began to develop my signature natural form pedestal table. It showcases various pedestal forms: split wood, round branch, twisted trunk, crotch, or "square tree".
In my lifetime spent in the woods, I have begun to see trees as living sculptures. I love the natural design and graceful curves of twisted branches and roots, as well as the amazing grain and color of impeccably finished interior wood.