Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saturday, July 25, 2009

angel of farming and ditches

Farming with acequias in northern NM has been the way of feeding the fields and gardens. Acequias are water ways dug out and channeled from mountain rivers. This is how a high mountain desert area can farm, even on low rain fall years! Hence the angel of farming and ditches. The base is sugar pine and the figure is cedar 14"w x 16"d x 20"h.

water door

Here is a double door design for bathroom on the carson mesa of Taos. My vision starting at the top, a water drop ripple into a water falling landing in a bigger body of water. Commissioned by the Yven family in May 2009 and completed in June 2009 with a budget of $1400.00. Made of sugar pine and 31"x80" inches.

Monday, July 13, 2009


A panel made of sugar pine 14'x26' is inspired by my students at UNM Taos in the wood carving basics class. Whom were carving many panels in the folk art style of northern New Mexico.

Monday, April 27, 2009

recent doors

These doors were commissioned in Nov. 2007 and completed in Dec. 2007 and April 2008. Sugar pine is the wood used making the doors and the Budget was $3000.

cob house

This house was started in 1996 and completed in 1999 and continues to be approved. The budget $46,000 and most of the materials were collected. Rocks for the foundation were harvested from the ski valley road and near by canyon. The clay for the walls came from the digging of the foundation and a root cellar. All the earth moving was done by hand with pikes, shovels, buckets and wheel barrels. Two colors of finish grade clay found, were applied to finish the walls in and out. Wood for the second story was milled from Ponderosa pine burned in the 1996 lama forest fire.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

salt boxes

Nothing like serving great salt in a hand made beauty like this! Not all salt is created equal. There is amazing salts on the market today and I like having a box of it near by. I sell these at WABI SABI in Taos, NM. $30.oo

jewelry boxes

Beautiful and functional.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Post and beam work at wired cafe.

terries bench

This piece was commissioned in Oct. 2005 and completed in May 2006. Made of Sugar Pine and stained dark. It is 8 ft long and 4 ft tall. I worked closely with the client on the design and function. The budget was $9500.oo.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

gate arched top

Commissioned in Dec 2007 and completed in April 2008. This double gate design is carved in Sugar Pine and the Budget was $2100.oo.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bryans Gallery on Kit Carson two blocks north of Taos plaza on the left.

Bryan commissioned me for this front door to his gallery, I have shown my work there for 19 years.

Sugar pine 80"x42"

Taos Mountian door

Commissioned in 2002

Sugar pine 80"x36"

Lily shutters

This shutter are 5'x5' commision in 1997

Orchid Door

Commisioned in 1995