After a career as a Ph.D. physicist, I made a “right-brain/left-brain” transition. Now my profession conforms to my name: I am a Carver who is a carver. I use hand-held power tools to create stylized carvings of birds and vases in a variety of woods, especially American chestnut and other recycled or “vintage,” woods. I capture the features of the birds while simultaneously displaying the beauty of the wood with its natural color and grain patterns. My goal is to connect people with the wood.