Michael Kagan - I began woodcarving in 1985 and started carving decorative and stylized wildfowl as a hobby. Over time, his work moved from a realistic style towards more stylized forms, allowing the beauty of the wood and the carving to compliment one another. In 2002, I was introduced to Wood Turning and have worked at integrating my woodcarving skills with turned forms. In 2008, my family moved to Sebec, Maine where I maintains a workshop and studio overlooking Sebec Lake where I draws inspiration from nature. My work has been on exhibit at the State Museum in Harrisburg as part of the PA Craft exhibit in 2006, The Wood Turning Center in Philadelphia, PA and the Center for Fine Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine as part of the Maine Wood 2008 exhibit. I enjoy collaborating with other artists in other mediums, combining wood with stone, metal and glass and have participated in the ECHO Lake collaborative in Bucks County Pennsylvania for the past 10 years.