I’m an artist that expresses myself through wood and it’s interaction with the human hand

I am a wood turner, sculptor and collaborator. living and working on the Big Island of Hawaii. As an artist, I take some of the nature’s most beautiful raw materials, the world-renowned tropical woods of the Hawaiian Islands, and turn, sculpt, burn, color and finish the wood to reveal new treasures hidden within. Working in consort with the processes that formed the wood over hundreds of years, I shape and transform nature’s gift to share with those who also appreciate design, form and the spirit of Hawaiian culture and materials. There seems to be no end to what you find when you explore wood.



I co-founded the Hawaii Artist's Collaboration, an annual event created to encourage interaction between local and internationally recognized artists and artisans. Creating art with others doesn’t get any better than this!

Read all about me in the award-winning coffee table book Contemporary Hawaii Woodworkers; the Wood, the Art, the Aloha.

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