Personally, I think he's a genius, in body, mind and soul. He succeeds where many fail: in joining forces with nature rather than using or abusing without consideration. His combination of ideas, shapes, colours and textures breathes a purity and intensity that make my heart sing. His works not only reflect the beauty of nature, but blend in a careful human touch, marking a point in time, reminding us of the cycle of the seasons, of the ever-turning wheel of life and death.
But words cannot do justice to his works. You need to see and feel them for yourself.
Here are a few of my favourites:
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