Carved wood sculptures

A series of miniature canyon landscapes that explore the process of erosion. Working in reclaimed wood, I treat the growth rings of the wood as analogous to the layers of sediment found in the earths crust. My process involves hand carving wood to intricate detail, and then documenting the carvings in a way that removes scale from the work. I am heavily influenced by the topography of Pittsburgh and the dissected plateau in which the city sits.