So you want to know about the man behind the legend? Are you sure, you might be let down, I'm pretty ordinary. Kinda weird but pretty ordinary. I was born and raised in Austin Texas, graduated from the University of Texas with a BFA in Studio Arts. Here I was exposed to the different mediums for creating art, and what art really was. After graduating I opened an Art Gallery from which I started my career in custom woodwork. Having had experience working in various wood shops as a kid, I developed the skills and understanding to work with the material. Once I felt I had enough skills to manipulate the material to create specifically what I wanted, I could finally create art within furniture.