34º degrees north is the approximate latitude of my home town. An area of the Southeastern United States rich in history, culture, natural diversity, strength, belief and spirit. Years spent wandering the mountains, streams and lakes built my creative point of view. It creates a sense of place wherein you feel yourself a part of the landscape and the landscape becomes a part of you. The people here carved out lives using what they had and what they could find to work with. I'm privileged to create using what nature freely gives, much in the same way you create your life.