was a resident of Cokato, Minnesota, and began carving in 1978
and studied the classical Acanthus style with noted Norwegian
carvers and Dovre graduates. Using mostly basswood or butternut,
his carvings range from traditional Norwegian kubbestols, to
caricatures, reliefs and carousel horse restorations.
1994, Dave completed his largest sculpture, a 12-foot high, 3000-pound
bronze elk for the Best Western Antlers Motel in Glenwood Springs,
received the 1990 Gold Medal for Excellence in wood carving awarded
by the Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, as well as
many first place awards in competitions throughout the nation.
He was a founding member ofA a CCnd a member of the National
Wood Carvers Association, California Carvers Guild, and Allied
Artists of America, and an associate member of the National Sculpture