“Blood Line” Oil on Wood Panel – 45″x28″ (My dad on the right, me on the left) BloodMachine Back story - (click here). My dad grew up in Astoria, Oregon, where his dad, a cabinet maker by trade, built boats to launch on the huge Columbia River. This love of making things with your hands was passed from father to son. My dad’s shop – (the garage), was always a favorite place to hang out, drawer after drawer of curious hardware – springs, magnets, gizmos, cabinets full of tools – always a project going on. In my mind, he’s completely inseparable from his tools.