My intent is to make the viewer wonder. Does it work, will it run or maybe what does it do? Although some pieces may be strong just by their elements, I prefer that the elements relate to each other and come together to appear to perform a function. That function may appear mechanical, animal or figurative.
My studio includes a small warehouse of parts that talk to me. They come from the internet stores, antique shops, and dumpster dives. Friends often leave things at my studio door that they know I'll recycle.