My father was a trained wood carver/furniture maker from a little island off the southern coast of Norway. He taught me how to use tools and passed on a love for woodworking. I have used the skills learned from him in a variety of ways throughout the years. Currently, my work is displayed and sold in a number of galleries around the country including, but not limited to, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in WI, and galleries in NYC, Asheville, NC, Denver, CO and Sedona, AZ.
The wood I use is repurposed. Each sculpted tree is cut freehand on a bandsaw to keep the whimsical look. There are no patterns, so each tree is unique.
These, as people say, “Dr. Seuss” trees, became my fun retirement gig after retiring from teaching in Andover My wife Sandy, and friend Shaun, are a great help to me in this endeavor. I hope you enjoy them!