Fine wood working has been a joy for Gary for decades. Even with more than 100,000 designated trees in the world, he works with local and exotic woods that are more common and available. It has become an artistic challenge to highlight the natural wood colors and to display the unique grains of different woods into different combined patterns creating an appealing beauty to the finished product.
Gary doesn't use wood stains, thus letting the natural color along with his craftsmanship show its own beauty. His desire is to create pieces of art that are pleasing to the eye and have a practical use as well.
All proceeds from the sale of Gary's creations goes into his short-term volunteer travel fund which enables him to go annually to the remote village of Nkungi in central Tanzania, Africa, to do new construction and renovation for the local hospital, build housing for those afflicted with leprosy, and to build classrooms for the village schools.