Bell For Eguez In 2003 I was steaming and bending wood, and had created a large circle. This became the bottom ring of an enlarged lampshade, from which rubber "jewels" would hang. The scale of the shade or bell was such that in order to see the jewels, a viewer would have to bend low or lay on the floor. This reminded me of a sculpture I'd seen by artist Cynthia Eguez, where she dripped honey between two illuminated boxes - one on the floor and one on the ceiling. The gap between the boxes was small enough that you were encouraged to put your face up close, and get the sense that your whole being was IN that space. This sculpture is dedicated to Cynthia.