About the Book
What do we look at and how do we make sense of these things? How do the tensions between our various influences bend objects away from what they may have been if we consumed something else? This book is about source material, specifically my own. Its paragraphs and observations are about the things I read, look at and the forces they exert on the things I make in my studio. These experimental essays, aphorisms and poems work through objects, ideas and identity. I speculate about why things attract my attention and how and why they relate to designcraft.