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“Figuring out what I can make, as far as resources go, is the first step to creating a piece,” says Ring. “Then I typically do a lot of different drawings to make sure I’m not missing anything. After that, I’ll mock it up in foam-core in my studio to make sure the proportions are right. Then I work really closely with my fabricators. Luckily, there’s a wealth of amazing ones here in LA. I meet with them, walk them through the drawings, the materials. I’m really involved in that process. With some of the things I’m doing, I’m sure they think I’m a little nuts.”