I sculpt the numinous. I want someone hundreds of years from now to recognize that spirit leaping from my carvings. The animating spirit of the object informs the carving, the trance-like process of carving and shaping the wood brings forth the spirit. Hopefully, my carved designs give the sense of being poised to move the moment your back is turned. My work explores a life-long obsession with animals and our kinship with them throughout art history. I converse with Assyrian lions, Egyptian gazelles, Greek hippocamps, Viking dragons, leaping folk art horses. My own designs are my replies, and often refer back to specific details that drew me in. I teach beginner to intermediate classes in traditional woodcarving from my Long Island City studio, and frequently demonstrate woodcarving techniques at private and corporate events. I've taught woodcarving classes and workshops at The American Folk Art Museum, Peters Valley Craft Center, 3rd Ward, Eastfield Village and The ICAA.