Alan Gepfert is a New Hampshire artisan. Many of his realistic and semi-realists works are inspired for his love of nature and wildlife. "It's uniquely satisfying to be absorbed in the creative process of carving. There is a mental energizing as well as peacefulness because no other thoughts or distractions can get into my mind then. It's truly rewarding to create something out of the mind's eye. And there is a very special satisfaction in seeing a work emerge from its stone by stage, regardless of how long that may take."