As a very young child I drew and colored and painted. It seems that I was often found digging in tar, sand or mud, or putting bits of scrap wood and fabric together to make things. Sometimes you could even tell what it was that I had made! More often, I believe, they were the beginnings of my love for abstract art work.
Hindsight being what it is, I am not sure what really is behind my desire and effort to know what things are made of and/or how they are put together. Perhpas that is also the root of my love of sculpture.