Often the stuff that a few years ago I would have tossed produces the most exciting results. The stunning lilac wind chime pictured above is a case in point.
I had bought that glass for a completely different purpose. As it turned out, it did not work for the intended purpose. My wife, always striving to keep order around the yard, was about to throw it away as it had been lying around for over a year. But I knew I could find a use for it. And so I did: one of my most beautiful wind chimes ever.
When I started out over ten years ago, I used to feel some guilt at the amount of waste produced by my art. Now, there is virtually no garbage. It's all art.