My work is rooted in the values and realities of my native culture. Craftsmen who worked with hand-made tools in outdoor studios created the rustic furniture I grew up with. I am inspired by the one-of-a-kind markings that are the consequence of this kind of making, showing the honesty of the work made by a human. This physical interaction is one of the most important elements in my process since the response to the material shapes the end result. I believe these objects have personality and soul, and I strive to create pieces that achieves this expressiveness