ANALOG: "Is there a step by step process to these creations?"
CHAD: "The things I make happen really slowly. I sit with everything i make for a long time. While making the bottle sculptures with string, I glue each string on one by one, take a step back, think about it, see how it feels. Then the next string. The sewn pieces are the same way, sew a bit, lay it out, take a look, turn it, take another look, sew the next piece. It works better when I'm drinking coffee and worse when I’m drinking beer."
ANALOG: "In other interviews, you mention "positive energy" being focused into your work. Can you explain this more to us?"
CHAD: "For the pieces I make with crystals, I always do a “ritual” I learned from a hippy friend of mine where I cleanse the stones and charge them up with good vibes. I soak them in saltwater for a week then wash them off while thinking about all of my favorite things and the people and places that I love. I have instructions with I sell them on how to charge them up again once you take them home. This includes a disclaimer saying that I don't know if it actually works but it's worth a try. I mostly want to just make beautiful things but if i can bring good energy into the world I aught to, right?"