Working in a three dimensional medium one must always consider how they must activate space. Because I have decided to work with organic natural materials I always look to nature for my source information. Sometimes the work that comes out of the studio is directly inspired by nature (like the image above) and sometimes it is indirect exposure that takes hold of my work (such as a basket, piece of ceramic, or even a hybrid of the two. Activating space need not be something that is shy or timid. You're activating space! Engage with the material. It's kind of like a dance. You have material in both hands and as you move and work with the material it begins to engage with your movements and vice versa.
The piece above is a hanging installation piece. I hung a piece of string from a tall tree branch and attached both ends to a single branch so that it would hang in space midair. That was the beginning. Multiple branches were added to that first lone branch. It hanged from the tree for several days. Over those several days I was able to accumulate more branches and add or take away from the the piece that was hanging. After the piece looked satisfied with the form it had taken I began to weave around and through the branches. Thus, creating a network of thin lines that consisted of being fluid, organic, and at times metric. Working on the piece mid air was an incredible process that I will soon return to. Seeing a piece instantly activate space is exciting, especially when it is only a start of what it will soon become.