In working with wood to create pieces that people want to use, Aaron tries to bring out the natural beauty of the color and grain of wood. Each species has its own unique color, visual texture and pattern. By combining individual pieces of various species, an appealing design is formed. By making the pieces both attractive and usable in function and form, a more pleasant experience is garnered from the use of his wood items.
Aaron uses native woods in his work, because he wants to showcase what can be done with our local trees whose beauty and utility are often overlooked and as an expression of taking responsibility for the materials that go into his work and where they come from, along with the impact they have had. Aaron notes "each piece is created with the goal of minimal waste in mind, to minimize the negative impact of my work on our world."