Through reverence, nature is my guide. The process starts by collecting selected fallen branches while out hiking through Vancouver Island and BC’s Gulf Island forests. Making these artifacts is very humble work. I completely loose myself in the creation of these artifacts and enjoy the connections this work brings to the countless beautiful people along the way. I feel very honoured to be able to create one of a kind art for a living. I select each piece individually and allow it to ask what image to cut using a freehand design on the scroll saw. The work takes me to a peaceful and meditative place connecting me to the spirit of the arbutus, a healing and nurturing tree.