Doux means soft/sweet
Born and raised here in Asheville, NC. I left to college south of Nashville TN, and promptly dropped out. I lived in the town for a year or two, before finding my heart singing for Asheville again, and found my own place with my girlfriend I had met in college (I wifed her up in 2020 ). It was on that trailer porch in 2016 that, with the last $70 I had to my name, while late on rent and behind on bills, I learned how to use the tools I'd just purchased. The rest is IG history (@douxit). I went on to create over 1000 unique carvings over the next few years, carving 7 days a week, often pulling 14 hour days. I became a neophyte of form and flow, as well as cryptically embedding what I felt was important for others to carry; love, peace, and endless curiosity - the kind that gets some mud on your shoes (or your mind). I chose my name 7 years ago, before even creating, and every year I discover more ways that I relate to, and am encouraged by "Doux". In meditation, becoming the softest has been my key for "moving to center", and diving deep to understand myself without judgement. A firm motivation is natural in meditation, but it was the combination with firmness's friend, softness - that the door opened, and continues to open everyday. In action, I notice how my soul soars when I have the opportunity to serve or assist anyone, I turn into a pile of sugar I'm so happy. Especially the prime few I've been blessed with to have in my personal life. Now that I feel I've expressed most of what I can with carvings, I create in 3D printed works, created and made in my home. This allows infinite more intention with each design. The goal of my art these days is simple: make something so neat, so cool, you have to get it. After having it for a while, you realize it's been tricking you into meditating more, and you get to know yourself.