The Son of a Slovenian is a guy named Mitch Evans. A resident of Baton Rouge since the summer of 1976. And yes, he really is a son of a Slovenian. The name is a homage to his mother Joida Turk Evans, who planted the seed of artistic creativity long ago……a sincere thanks to this wonderful and amazing woman. Mitch is just plain and simply put, a wood geek. He loves most everything there is about trees and wood. In many ways, his relationship with his wooden creations is his own personal religion. He finds wonder and amazement in the pure and simple beauty of wood as it is revealed in all stages of its life and eventual death.