Segmented
FibonacciSunburst-11-090620

Fibonacci Sunburst- Loosely based on the Fibonacci series of numbers.----AVAILABLE

FibonacciSunburst-5-090110

Fibonacci Sunburst- Chakte Viga, Pao Amarillo, Bloodwood, Ebony and Curly Maple, 17h x 18"d----AVAILABLE

Skyphos-10-060511

Skyphos- Inspired by Phoenician pottery from the 7th century BC----SOLD

Skyphos-20-060511-Edit

Skyphos- Ebony and holly, 8.5"H x 8"D, lacquer----SOLD

AllAmerican-12-090620

All American- Created as a tribute to the victims of 9/11.----AVAILABLE

AllAmerican-11-090620

All American- Maple, cherry, walnut, elder burl, 18.5"H x 17.5"D, Waterlox----AVAILABLE

StBrendansCross-65-090620

Saint Brendan's Cross- Inspired by the Celtic cross honoring the Irish monk, St. Brendan. The cross is a figure with the tails of 4 dolphins meeting in the center to form a cross.----AVAILABLE

StBrendansCross-71-090620

Saint Brendan's Cross- Curly maple, claro walnut, Waterlox, 10"H x 9"D----AVAILABLE

DSC07343

Segmented Mirrors- Ash, Purpleheart, Walnut

DSC07345

Segmented Mirrors- Yellowheart, Mahogany, Black Palm
Walnut, curly maple, ebony

CrimsonPagoda-5-020105-Edit-Edit

Crimson Pagoda- Oriental influences in design----SOLD

CrimsonPagoda-4-010621

Crimson Pagoda- Bloodwoood, ebony, yvera, pernambuco, 25"H x 12"D----SOLD

ClassicVase-5-020105-Edit

Classic Vase- Yellowheart, mahogany, maple burl, ebony, 26"H x 14"D, Waterlox----SOLD

ClassicVase-10-020105

Classic Vase- The piece displayed in the Art Gallery in Sitka where it sold.----SOLD

DiamondsInAlaskanBirch-11-130202

Diamonds in Alaskan Birch- Alaskan birch, yvera, kingwood, mahogany, 14"H x 10"D, Waterlox finish----SOLD

DiamondsInAlaskanBirch-10-110831

Diamonds in Alaskan Birch- Detail----SOLD

GoldenUrn-1-001205-Edit

Golden Urn- Created as a gift for my parents 50th Anniversary----SOLD

GoldenUrn-1-001205

Golden Urn- Maple, luan, birch burl, amboyna burl, claro walnut, bubinga, 12"H x 10"D, Waterlox----SOLD

RoyalSpiral-10-020105-Edit

Royal Spiral- Wenge, bloodwood, bubinga, curly maple, purpleheart, ash, quilted maple----SOLD

RoyalSpiral-12-020105-Edit

Royal Spiral- My largest segmented form at 26"H x 18"D----SOLD

InsideOut-2-020105-Edit

Inside Out- The form inspired the name----SOLD

InsideOut-5-020105-Edit

Inside Out- Zebrawood, yvera, pernambuco, ebony, 15H x 10"D, Waterlox----SOLD

ThroughTheWormhole-1-110923-Edit-2

Through the wormhole- Inspired by my love of physics, astrophysics and SciFi----SOLD

ThroughTheWormhole-10-020105

Through the wormhole- Through the Wormhole", maple, walnut, bubinga, yellowheart, purpleheart,ebony----SOLD

QueenNephertite'sLotus-15-130202

Queen Nephertite's Lotus Vase- Ash, purpleheart, wenge, maple, 15"H x 9"D, Waterlox finish----SOLD

QueenNephertite'sLotus-5-020412

Queen Nephertite's Lotus Vase- Detail----SOLD

MapleLotus-1-020105-Edit

Maple Lotus- quilted maple, bloodwood, holly, purpleheart, 6"H x 14"D----SOLD

MapleLotus-3-020105-Edit-2

Maple Lotus- Side view-----SOLD

Segmented Work

These photos show some of the segmented work I have completed.  Hundreds of pieces of wood are cut and assembled to create the patterns that you see. Woods from all over the world are used for their natural colors and properties. Each piece requires careful planning and meticulous attention to detail to construct.  I have enjoyed the challenges they present. 

Most of this work was completed while I lived in Alaska. My access to large pieces of hardwoods were limited and storing such wood presents challenges. Segmented work uses kiln dried wood which was much easier for me to ship to Alaska and store without problems. I no longer do much segmented work as I have unlimited access to great hardwoods out my back door and my interests are better realized using solid wood. I wouldn’t rule out my return to segmented work at some future date.

Fibonacci Sunburst was inspired by my investigation of the Fibonacci series of numbers. While not organic as some of the carved pieces, the Fibonacci series is reflected in the numbers of elements (types of wood, number of spirals, numbers of layers....).

Skyphos was based on a piece of Phoenician pottery of the geometric era, about 1000 BC, that I saw in the Boston Museum of art. Interestingly, a piece of pottery of this same shape and design was also done by a Navajo potter.

I was on a trip to the Maine seacoast and got inspired by some jewelry that featured 4 dolphins in a ring which formed a Celtic cross. Researching the story behind the design led to really interesting history and the inspiration for the piece,
St. Brendan’s Cross. I wrote a very brief biography of the story behind the cross and the monk which can be found here.

I completed the piece
All American shortly after 9/11 as a tribute to the victims of the disaster. Looking into the piece there is a suggestion of stars and stripes. All the wood in the piece is from the US, hence the name.

Golden Urn was a gift to my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary. It was the first turned piece that I tried my hand at doing some carving on.