Light Shade - Based on the experience of natural light under the canopy of a tree. The irregular shapes and patterns are abstract representations of three different leaf profiles. A sheet of acrylic is perforated using a laser cutter without actually removing any void space. The piece is placed in a vacuum forming machine, held around its periphery under tension by springs while heated by an oven. As the material softens, it is evenly stretched and the voids appear with an element of unpredictability.