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What inspired your Natural Selection series? “Much of our early work dealt with recontextualizing existing objects and ideas in one way or another. With Natural Selection, we wanted to refocus on a more basic, elemental relationship to materials and function. We looked at the most essential requirements for an object and employed simple combinations of materials that highlighted that function in natural, understated ways. The Ovis was a collaboration with textile artist Ashley Helvey, pairing the warm, textural quality of felted wool and rope with the inherent structural character of metal and wood.”