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 or from folks cleaning up their yards. Making these artifacts is modest work. I entirely loose myself in the creation of these artifacts and enjoy the connections the work brings to the countless beautiful people along the way. I feel fortunate to be able to create one of a kind art for a living. Each piece is individually selected and ‘asks’ what image to cut using a freehand design on the scroll saw bringing me into peaceful and meditative place where I feel the spirit of the arbutus.