I think of a tree as providing what I call ‘a space of grace’ for those who pause in its presence. My hope for the sculptures I create is that they, too, will provide such a space for the onlooker. In a world in turmoil, we need to summon the tranquil places and the natural beauty of our planet. My sculptures are natural conduits of this message. I especially love to take a simple rough old hunk of wood and restore its natural beauty and character through sculpture.

– Marceil DeLacy