Welcome to Whimsy in Wood
Continuing an American folk art tradition
Itinerant folk carvers of the 19th and early twentieth century would often trade their art for a nights stay in warm quarters or a hot meal.
These artistic knights of the road, most of whose names have been lost to history, were self-taught and created their work from the most basic of materials: scraps of wood, a pocket knife, and whatever colors they could obtain.
Despite their circumstances, or maybe because of them, they often brought a sense of humor, whimsy, or irony to their craft.
My work aims to carry on that tradition applying it to modern themes as well as re-visiting some of their favorite patriotic and traditional subjects. By the way, the only hot meal offer I have had so far is for a large plain pie offered by the local pizzeria.
I hope you enjoy my work.