Jeff Linenkugel was born and raised in Toledo Ohio and moved to Columbus to attend Ohio State University, School of Architecture. The years spent there provided him with the opportunity to study in various regions of Italy and Spain. These trips exposed and expanded what already was a great fondness of art and architecture but experiencing the historic intertwining of art, sculpture, and architecture, established a keen interest in bringing life to 3D concepts, whether it is a building environment or a wood sculpture. Though, the concept of the wood sculpture was explored thoroughly in model form in 1996, the true birth was 2011, in a home studio where he currently resides with his wife and 2 children. The family provides endless support and continuous inspiration. This inspiration, in concert with a passion for nature and its resources, continue to be the drive for his sculptural work.