How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?
"I have my moments where a new design idea just pops into my head, mostly fully formed, which I then (hopefully) jot down on paper and eventually will refine it on paper as a concept or go directly to the workbench to figure it out in 3d. My most popular chandelier series, newGROWTH, begins with a conversation about the space that the fixture will inhabit and a collaboration with the designer or architect about the size and general shape that would like the fixture. Then I use those parameters to "grow" the piece on the work bench, all the while keeping in mind the notion of a tree being naturally predisposed to grow into a light fixture. It's a very satisfying and successful amalgam of form and function."