Beads, beads, beads, I have a great fascination with beads. Ancient civilizations are exhumed by archaeologists and they are judged by their beads, their finery, their jewelers, their adornment. I felt, “Would I not like to participate in this millennial cycle, that I could make objects, that would reach 5000 years into the future as the Egyptians? Yes of course!” Every creative person would love to be remembered. My bowls are already in museums, there is no challenge there. The challenge now is to make other objects that may just make it into museums, to make other object that will be revered and to create opportunity.
Jobs, jobs, jobs, this is what my country needs. We are going through the forth industrial revolution, apps are replacing people, but can you get an app to string beads…No! Therefore I attempted to create object that will go on to create joy, pleasure, jobs, opportunity and inspiration to other creative people. My needs are components for other creative people to use. And so it is very exciting working with fashion designers, jewelry designers, architects, mosaicist and who ever comes my way, I welcome into the folds and I say, “Are these beads not very exciting?” For they are, they have been created by somebody who is over qualified for bead making.
I invent the most complicated beads that can be invented. I like with my porcelain bowls hope to baffle and cajole the senses to confuse, to bombast and to reducible common sense in favor of a complex tiny object, which cries to one, “Who on on earth puts that much effect into something not much bigger than a corn corneal. This is outrages. In this busy age where everyone has somewhere they are rushing to. How the hell can this guy be sitting, putting little triangular sections into beads, how can he be creating these tiny ostrich shell like fragments, how can he be working with such admonition, forgetting time and therefor making his passage safe into timelessness”. For in thousand of years time people will scratch upon their heads and say, “By golly golly….this is unusual”.