A small city outside of Budapest, Hungary called Gyongyos is home to Zoltan Pal. Growing up as the younger of two boys, Zoltan had no trouble expressing himself. Frequent trips to his grandparent's home in the mountains sparked his love of nature and the different elements found in a piece of wood, stick or bark of a tree. Years later in elementary school Zoltan took his interest farther and knew he wanted to become a wood worker. As a requirement in high school he was given a choice of majoring in the field of wood working. And he finally realized his dream was becoming true. Starting his career in furniture making, Marquetry soon became a main focus. Now living on the island of Maui, Hawaii Zoltan is able to make use of native woods. Koa and Mango veneers are a staple in his work. You can find Zoltan's work in private collections throughout the United States and Eastern Europe.