When I begin a new series I like to establish a specific set of rules, ie. size, materials, techniques, concepts, themes, etc. Working this way allows me to experiment within parameters, somewhat scientifically, so that at the end of the exploration I have made a cohesive family of works, yet each piece has its own personality. I am comfortable with this way of working since it is similar to the way most projects are structured in my design studio, collaborating with a team or client, working towards a solution, with a clear objective but not quite sure how it will look once alive. Experimenting and modifying the variables until the composition feels complete and the series is whole.