In our new house, which is two stories, we have a very narrow, steep and straight stairway which cuts through the middle of the house. The steps are paved with pretty terracotta tiles, which, I’m sure at some point, I’ll break my butt on. The only source of light is a generic light fixture which hangs in the middle of the far wall at the bottom of the stairs — the style of something you might see in a closet. Although I think the people who designed and built this property did a great job overall, this particular feature of the house is a black hole. I have been contemplating what to do with the space. Because of the height of the ceiling, and the narrowness of the walls, I have decided to do some sort of mobile or hanging art installation. I came across the art of Pae West, a Pasadena native, which completely inspired me. Besides, it’ll be much more pleasant having this to look at while I lay on the steps recovering from my impending wipe out, don’t you think?