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Lately Micah Evans seems to be describing his work as falling into two categories; things he loves to make and things he has to make.

The first category is easy- he’s in love with the material. Like many glass artists he says he is a slave to the substance, the way it behaves and looks, the way it demands and gets his full attention whenever he works with it. He loves to work with the material, therefore whatever he is making brings with it a genuine feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction.

The second category is harder to define but equally important. The work he cant help but make are the ideas that won’t let him sleep, the ideas that have him drifting off in conversations to his own world of redesigning and problem solving. It’s the repeated execution of the simple shape that seems to inhabit every page of his sketchbook at the time. It’s exploring ideas over technique, and the struggles that come with that process. These two worlds often interact and he finds himself bouncing back and forth constantly.