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Favorite everyday object: “Carl Sagan, my 1988 Volvo 240 station wagon. I really love that car. It’s the last year before they began to go with electric windows and door locks and whatever. The simplicity and functionality is superb. It’s got that little tray above the stereo that’s just perfect. It feels very real and everyday — both feelings I contemplate with my work. Objects that feel real and relate to the everyday experience of being. The car adapts in many different ways. I’m interested in that with my work too; objects that are whole, but also dynamic. You can immediately know it, but there’s also room for it to unfold in time and to find new situations and arrangements. Like I’ve learned through meditation, ‘Not too tight, not too loose.’”