My original designs blend the essences of basic Asian and contemporary aesthetics, with a fluency in the vocabulary of modernism. Most of my work consists of site- and/or client-specific commissions; I enjoy working cooperatively with clients in an iterative design process. I strive to create pieces that are at once relevant to the client and their lifestyle, include something of my own personal aesthetic, are functional, and display a high level of craftsmanship. I use both domestic and imported hardwoods, and choice softwoods, hand-selecting materials to ensure optimal color and grain matching whenever possible. I use only premium materials, and often incorporate graphic inlay details using abalone, mother-of-pearl and so-called ‘jewel’ woods such as burls and exotics.
I have been an invited and juried exhibitor in galleries and shows throughout California, including Den, Inside, Studio Z, Bucheon Gallery and SF Design Center, all in San Francisco, ACCI Gallery (Berkeley) the Wharton Escherick Museum (Pennsylvania), and Enigma Gallery (Vermont), among others. I have also been a juried participant in the Santa Cruz County Open Studios Art Tour for the past 13 years. My work has been published in numerous magazines and books, including Custom Woodworking Business magazine, Woodwork magazine, Fine Homebuilding magazine Furniture Style magazine, Woodworker West magazine, Wood Art Today, 500 Tables, 500 Chairs, and 500 Cabinets. My work is also in private collections across the United States.
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