I enjoy doing things with my hands. Today much is going on and a huge part of our lives are digital and virtual. To grab a carving knife and a piece of wood and create something even if it something as small as a keyring brings great satisfaction. I love to finish my carvings of with color and oil and see the grain and fibers come to life. I want my carvings and knives to signal the robust and sturdy life of the past when most things were done by hand. When living a modern life owning a object that is handmade with love can be a window to something else. I find inspiration from other woodcarvers, nature and historical objekts and art.