Inspired by the formation of stalactites, I set out on a experimental
path and fell upon the idea of dripping and accumulation. This method
would allow the drip to grow as if it had a life of its own outside of
my control. I wanted to make a chair, table, and lamp as a tribute to
the collection I made for my entrance portfolio that started my career
at Art Center. As each drop of wax fell it would settle and harden as
it pleased, and it was all I could do to try and manage the form of the
thing I was making. It was more like a balancing act than any design I
have done, and I was as much an observer of the process as its master.
The end result was then sent to be cast in metal with almost no
intervention to the shapes that gravity had made. The name Oroboros
refers to the symbol of the snake eating its tail, both creation and
destruction, an endless cycle of life and death. This name sums up both
the why and the how that led to the making of each piece in this
collection, and to the very nature of design itself.