Since I enjoy and value the process of carving itself at least as much as the finished results, I want to invite you to join the journey through the different stages of my process with the highlights curated on this page. 

Working with wood and the meditative trance you are put into through this work, as it is also often experienced in other art forms, is very fulfilling and enticing. The Slowness and patience needed to complete the sculptures are virtues that are often neglected in today’s fast-paced life and which can be trained through traditional art forms like woodcarving. I hope you can feel the peace and tranquility I feel during the time spent carving as you immerse yourself in the moments I captured below from the first sketch to the finished sculpture

From the sketch to the finished sculpture

In the beginning of every new piece, a sketch is created and details of the desired artwork are discussed. Then, based on the sketch and various photos, a model is built from modeling clay. This model is used for three-dimensional illustration and for measuring the dimensions of the wooden sculpture. As soon as the wood has been roughly cut to size, I can get to work with carving. Depending on the size and complexity of the object, the carving process can take anywhere from 5 hours to several days or weeks. Even though I love the look of the sculptures emerged from the raw work, I often like to bring my sculptures to live by coloring them, using watercolors or traditional painting techniques.