Joseph Sikora

My goal as an artist is to use my medium “wood” to create the visions that spring from my life and interests.  The process is often as important as the result.  Each project has its own new experience for me to learn from.  The uses of symbols of different cultures combined with the traditional training in carving are my tools and creative language.  Certain forms have a very magical quality.  In my recent work, these are the Green Man figure, Celtic designs, the Healing Bear, and the Earth turtle.  They touch an area in the spirit and like seeds grow there.  Exploring such strong images brings me into a deeper enjoyment of the creative work process.