There is peacefulness in holding tools and giving idea flesh. I often sketch in order to think through proportion or design before I commit to a final shape. Recently I have worked with an exacto knife to make precise cutouts. There is thought involved in drawing everything backwards so the clean, flip side is correct. Cutouts leave nothing to the imagination: there is only what exists and what does not, there are no lines or questions that are often left behind on drawings. The rigidity of the material is exacting, however I enjoy how the product looks lacy and light but is also graphic and bold.