I depict landscapes, silhouettes and keepsakes through intricate scrollwork. Hand cut from reclaimed and native timbers. I explore what imagery the timber offers up in the grain pattern or contrasts within the wood itself, or simply weave the beauty of the wood into my designs.
I use a Hegner single speed scrollsaw and many hours of skill and patience.No lasers, CNC, 3D printing or plywood here!
Creating intricate images can take many hours to cut by hand with a scroll saw. Skill and attention to the material is required. Nothing is perfect, nor is it able to be reproduced endlessly at the push of a button. All works are unique, one off pieces, drawing inspiration from the qualities of the wood.
I create pieces suggested by the wood I find, the landscapes I love, their inhabitants, and their stories.