Only in Dark the Light


“Only in silence the word, only in dark the light, only in dying life: bright the hawk’s flight on the empty sky.” -Ursula K. LeGuin This is a bronze sword I made for the upcoming exhibition, “The Sword- Form and Thought” at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum in Solingen Germany. It is …

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On Digging & Treasure


I’ve been working on layers of projects, drawing, designing, writing proposals, figuring out steel and leather. Part of what I’m doing has involved looking back, examining the hoarded images I have and evaluating my career as a swordsmith. I found this picture of Peter Johnsson and me tracing and measuring …

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Arctic Fire 2013


    The sun flares red across the landing strip, casting its long fingers down above mountains as I board my midnight flight leaving Anchorage, Alaska. On the 25th of May I arrived in the same airport in late afternoon. I had slept through much of the flight and woke …

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