As an artist living and working in Wayne County, I've been fortunate to have access to the local barn wood. Old barns, fences, and corals provide me with a medium which has a rich, antiqued surface created by time and weather.
I reclaim this distressed material, pull out the rocks, dirt and nails and resurface the dull exterior. A surprising combination of old and new emerges once I partially plane the wood and leave some of the original surface.
I then laminate blocks in many layers, carve and glaze the barn wood to create my sculpture. I feel this process is similar to the process of creation and destruction which I see in the landscape that surrounds me.