John McCarthy, a retired U.S. Coast Guard officer and combat veteran, is a lifetime woodworker, model-maker, and woodcarver. In 2001 he earned an MS degree in information technology from Syracuse University and became interested in the use of laser technology as a woodworking tool. Creating at the intersection of these interests, Mr. McCarthy formed SDG in 2014 after being deeply moved by the exquisite line art images created by the renowned Church artist, Redemptorist Friar Max Schmalzl. To pay homage to “Brother Max” and other Religious artisans, Mr. McCarthy’s artistic goal is to bring their beautiful images off the page and into the home in forms that are artistically pleasing, spiritually moving, and devotionally enriching.
“I feel very blessed to have found a way to uniquely serve God and work creativity with both my hands and quite literally the ‘pure light’ He provides!” JAM