Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

The Intention of Making Something is the better form of recycling

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When the laser cutter is running, I'm not just paying attention to what it's cutting, but also to the pieces that will be left behind.

As I mentioned earlier, I've been hoarding the machine's scraps with the Intention of Making Something. I have a lot of stuff in the studio that fits in the Intention of Making Something category. On Sunday I took a break from the business of running a studio and dedicated some time to the Making Something part of the Intention. What a wonderful project this was.

Thank you laser cutter and clients that don't care about scraps. I plan on doing a whole lot more of this. I've been collecting the smaller pieces in glass jars but saving some bigger pieces too. The top shelf of the flat file is also stocked with scraps—with the Intention of Making Something.

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Wax on, wax off

little bits and pieces