I'm originally from Vietnam, I had been a resident of Everett -WA since 1991.
I learned to work with wood form my friend's father when I was young.He taught me to make the furniture with only hand tool. A few years later, I learned to carve the furniture form another friend, but I wasn't good at that, I quit after working a while.
The idea to carve human sculpture came from my neighbor's daughter, She spoke French and
collected many pictures and books about the sculptures of Italy, French and Greece . . . , she explained to me the many details of the work and she inspired me to create more classical designs.
All my work is done by hand tool. Absolutely no power tools or machinery of any kind are used.
I had won the best award at wood carving show few times in Washington, Oregon, Tennessee and Vancouver-BC, Canada.
I had won grand prize award couple times on national wildlife carving contest in the year 2003 and 2004.
My works be able to view at www.artsonwood.com.