Sometimes when I sketch, I sketch very intentionally. I have an idea that I want to engineer, a construction problem that I want to solve. How can I create a feeling of expansion or motion? How can I make the figuring in a stone tell a story?
Other times I sketch without intention. Intentionally without intention. Forms and structures emerge. Elements group and distribute themselves in familiar patterns and systems. I am absurdly consistent in my shapes and textures when I draw this way. I am comfortable with these patterns. These patterns are my visual memories.
I think that's why whenever I create a piece of jewelry that I think is abstract it turns out it's really not. It always turns out to be made out of physics.
Like if I were sitting in front of a bowl of mashed potatoes, there's a really good chance I'd start making models of orbital dynamics and interstellar nebulae.
I CAN'T HELP IT.