I had been looking at my various pieces of junk for awhile. My method is to go out to my garage/studio, have a cigarette, and try to imagine a way to put various found objects together into something interesting. I gradually pull different things into a group, move them around, and make a plan.
This usually changes somewhat as I am putting them together. I originally thought this sculpture would have a small spotlight pointing up to show off the balls. But, when I was finished, I decided to use the long vintage style bulb. I’ll include both bulbs, when someone eventually buys this piece. It really does give a sense of movement (counterclockwise) as you look at it!