For me, it's the pursuit of beauty and excellence. I'm a photographer by trade and thus my images are just two dimensional. With a gorgeous piece of wood it becomes three dimensional and something that begs to be touched and used.
Here I've combined the two. A floating walnut shelf with one of my landscape photos
“He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”
― St. Francis of Assisi