While the theme of some of my art may be fanciful, these objects are not not intended for children. Also, no piece should be considered food safe unless specifically labeled otherwise.

About the images:

(Left to Right)

- "Take me to your leader" (2011)
- "Purpleheart rocket box (2011)
- "Hall of the Mountain King" (2001)
- "Colony #1" (2008)
- "Departure" (2006)

Last Modified:

25 October 2019


You guessed it, I have a new business name!
AND a new website: "Trained Termites Woodworking"

JYKBOXES will continue to exist as a legacy site, but all future updates will happen on the Trained Termites page.

Recent work

In these pages you'll find examples of my work and some insight as to how I produce it.

Space Traveler (2019)

"Space Traveler" (2019)

Dimensions: approx. 6" W x 4"D x 10" H.
Materials: Poplar, maple burl, ink, crushed pastel, matte spray lacquer.

Eye of the Beholder (2019)

"Eye of the Beholder" (2019)

Dimensions: approx. 10" W x 5"D x 10" H.
Materials: Mahogany, walnut, manzanita root, India ink, epoxy, bronze metallic paint, patina.

Oscillation (2015)

"Oscillation" (2015)

Dimensions: approx. 12" W x 6"D x 18" H.
Materials: Curly maple, walnut, ink.
Finish: Liberon oil, polyurethane.

Where do you get your ideas? (2015, series)

"Where do you get your ideas?" (2015, series)

Dimensions: approx. 4" dia. x 6" H
Materials: Maple burl, curly maple, dye, texture gel, metal leaf, copper and brass inlay.
Finish: Liberon oil, polyurethane.

Ripples (2015)

"Ripples" (2015)

Dimensions: approx. 8" L x 5" W x 3" D
Materials: Quilted cherry, quilted maple, beech branches, padauk.
Finish: Shellac, polyurethane.

2151 A.D. (2015)

"2151 A.D." (2015)

Dimensions: approx. 3" dia. x 7" H
Materials: Maple, dye, ink, hematite cabochons.
Finish: Shellac, polyurethane.

Please check out the Art Gallery and Behind the Scenes pages to see more examples of my work.