As an artist and craftsman living in the Willamette Valley in the Pacific Northwest Region, I often explore outside of city limits, being immersed in diverse natural settings along the coast or cascade mountain ranges. I am inspired when finding the remains of tree forms - whether I come across a tree clearing, and slash and burn pile, or an abandoned structure, these forms and environments exist because of the alterations made by our human kind. I understand it is my responsibility to convey and preserve a wooden object's character, ecological history, and the relationship between the natural world and man's adaptation of it, including my own.