I am a maker of functional art: useful, practical objects that evoke multi-level responses. I use a warm, versatile plant material to create symbols of tradition and anti-tradition. I mimic the creative tension of nature. I follow no school or mentor in my work. I have done over 4,000 pieces of sculptural furniture and architectural details. I do commissions directly with clients, interior designers and architects, and also show in galleries. My work is in the U. S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Mexico.