Spring has had 10 years background in woodworking, but no carving experience. A friend brought him a native flute one day. He thought it was pretty amazing, so he tried to make one from a piece of birch firewood, and finished it off with a coyote totem. People saw the flute and asked him to make them one like it. The rest, as they say, is history.
"The carving comes so easily to me, perhaps because I approach it with such reverence. I invite the spirit of the totem animal to come into the wood, just as I invite the spirit of the ancient fire-killed cedar I use for the flute body to come into the world and share its music."