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STANLEY RUIZ: Favorite part of the day? “Every time I reached a milestone — like when I finished carving the foam and the form looked okay, or when I finished applying the rice and latex mix to one side of the chair. Satisfaction came in stages. Interacting with the visitors was also a highlight. It was interesting to explain what I was doing; since the process is quite basic, they were able to relate to it somehow. And I liked it when they smelled the latex mix. It’s pretty funky.” Above: Ruiz giving what he calls a “Sasquatch high-five.”