Thinking outside the box 

When I open my studio 

It gives me inspiration.

It is a place where ideas come from

Listening to the world around me.

Coming from your world of talk 

To my world of words through art. 

I am not stuck in embarrassment or silence 

But take a pleasing joy ride of creativity. 

It is easy to get in a rut 

When everything is the same over and over. 

I just have glimpses of common things 

Looking at it in an unusual way. 

Images become alive as my need to complete

Unique sculptures take hold.

Each piece is different from the last 

And in contrast to others who create. 

Is it thinking outside the box or 

Using the box to show my ideas.

Either way common objects are transformed 

Into a collection of pieces in my studio.

David Stahl