Join Gene Sparling in the Gallery to touch his turned woodencreations and find out how he reveals the beauty of wood in his natural forms."Layer upon layer of intricate designs are contained within a piece of wood and is infused with the patterns of nature." As a child Gene began learning wood craft from his father, an amateur carver and craftsman. He has always had an interest in nature, natural habitats, forms and materials. He has made a home in the Ouachita Mountains near Hot Springs, Arkansas.