As an artist, I find my most potent inspiration is in fact the material itself; primarily raw stone. Each piece of stone has undergone an incredible journey in order to find its way to my hands, I feel a great responsibility to honor this. Inherently, the organic nature of stone is the focal point of my work and I take care not to lose sight of this during the creation process. With emphasis on punctuating angles and contours, my designs lean toward the minimal; conveying simple, elegant detail by contrasting the natural colors and textures of various stones. I aim to capture and contain the raw, uncontrollable essence of earth within a piece that makes perfect visual sense, feels like it belongs, and serves a purpose within its interior environment.