My work represents a continuing interest in materials and craftsmanship. The nature of materials contain and suggest ideas to which each of us responds differently. It is my intention to use materials with careful attention to their inherent properties with the end result being respectful, but with a very different purpose. The materials used are from processed and manufactured goods, with an emphasis in wood. These I have manipulated to make objects that relate to the organic world. Part of the irony is in taking processed materials, changing the shape, using joinery, knotting and other techniques and turning them back into structures alluding to nature.