Using adhesives in my architectural work led me to start gluing up multiple layers of window glass, including a wire glass that is used in fire breaks. Looking for more clarity in the glass, I switched to water clear optical crystal and began using optical epoxies to adhere everything together. Pretty soon it was construct, cut apart, polish, and reassemble, over and over, creating optical fields and wonderful complexity. In terms of shape, the sky was the limit. Off I went, and am still to this day exploring what can be done and where I want to take it according to my own artistic sensibilities.