People often ask me how I get my ideas and how I
can't explain where the ideas come from---I just visualize forms
Usually I know exactly what material I want to use to express
In this case I wanted the look of oak and brass because I wanted
something of the character of old scientific instruments.
work out the details of getting the materials into the form is
in each case. Often I make paper models. Above is
model I made for the wooden part of this sculpture. I then
though it to work out the details of how I would assemble it.