In 1986, after several years of welding animals, birds and fish I began to design and create light sconces. The addition of lighting broadened the scope of my work to include utilitarian items. As I embraced the design problems regarding lighting, I discovered the relationship of my steel pieces to my woodblock and linoleum prints of the early seventies. They had a decorative quality akin to the use of positive and negative space in block printing. The lights became a three dimensional clone of my block prints and it gave the fixtures a Benge twist. A two year relationship with Old World Hardware in Santa Fe, New Mexico brought multimedia into the mix with the addition of glass, mica and forged iron. Whether a chandelier, light sconce, or table lamp, it was an addition to my artistic arsenal and it gave a breadth to my welding that complimented the other work I was doing.