Making things has become more of a necessity than a simple pleasure. When I go for long periods of time without making, I feel a sense of disconnection with something that keeps me grounded and in a place where I can be the best person I can be to my family, my friends and myself. It just makes everything better. The objects that I make are reflections of things that I encounter in daily life. Patterns, textures, forms and even music that I am attracted to seem to appear in and inform my work. Using narrative and telling stories with the things that I make is becoming more and more important to me. The stories of our lives are what connect us all. The narrative side of my work is a never ending world of things waiting to be made. My exploration and the adventure of finding new and interesting techniques to deliver the work keep it exciting and a challenge to create satisfying work. The wood and the lathe are just the vehicles that I use to make the things that I make.