For the last three years, I have been working on mastering the art of creating simple shapes that aerialists can dance on. The pieces I make have to be strong enough to lift cars, and beautiful enough to be included in folks’ performances. In order to hold a dancer, a piece should be strong enough to lift a small car. I like to make new, playful apparatuses that are aesthetically lovely and easy to move around in. Here are some of my favorite pieces with some of my favorite Nashville aerialists as models.