Wood is life, a metaphor for the human. Look closely and you'll see a medium that is full of struggles and accomplishments. The fight of a seedling to start high upon a cliff or its' battle for light in the forest canopy below, each victory is built on the previous. Overcoming wind and storms, drought and heat, triumph is exhibited through beauty and grandeur only a tree can provide. From the sapling’s early days to the tree's full form, from new life each spring to the unprecedented fall canopies, the tree is vital to human existence. All of the tree’s character is available to showcase, its life recorded within. This is my opportunity to impart a continuing existence for the wood, its' history, and my visions.