This page includes my "Folded Wood" series and
a series inspired by printing blocks. Some people assume the
"Folded Wood" sculptures are formed by steam-bending;
they are in fact carved and sanded to shape. I begin the process
by creating a dozen or more small felt models. I select the
most pleasing form, measure it and transfer the design to
a block of wood which I have laminated. I proceed with chain
saw, grinders, rasps, and sanders to shape it, then I spend
many hours hand-sanding and finishing to get the final magical
The inspiration for the "printing block" series
came in a round-about way. In 1981 I carved some wood blocks
to make prints. The process of printing left residual inks
on the blocks. I liked the look of the blocks as much as I
liked the resulting prints, so I stood the blocks on edge
on my desk and just enjoyed them as part of the décor
for many years. In 1992 I looked at them and realized that
I could use this effect to create a relief sculpture. I began
experimenting and took the idea in many directions.
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