Monday, February 6, 2012
People are always asking how long it takes to make one of my pieces. (I’m never sure whether it’s because they are dazzled by the complexity of the circuitry, or whether they are trying to figure out how much the work should cost). It can take a few weeks or a couple of months of solid work depending on the piece, sometimes longer. I seldom work on a piece in one stretch from concept to completion. Often works are partially designed or partially finished and left for months or even years until I hit on a solution that will let me continue – when I can find the time. There are many beautiful circuits that I avoid using for other purposes simply because I have in the back of my mind the exact purpose to which those pieces of circuitry should be put, even if that work has not yet crystallized. However it works out, I never seem to produce more than a few chests per year, for instance, and some years none at all.