I started this piece by researching different types of ampersands. I like to draw straight from reference so I can get a feel for what I’m about to create. (Meaning: I am not claiming that the thumbnail sketches are my own original designs.) The website www.ampersandampersand.tumblr.com was great for this project!
I let the inspiration float around in my head for a while and then created my own version of an ampersand. I really liked the idea of having the ball terminals fit together in a yin/yang type of circle, and I haven’t seen another ampersand quite like it!