If I hadn't fallen in love with Marianne, Chris and Jenny I'm pretty sure I never would have become a sculptor.
I made several of these in Travis Tuck's Studio at the Art Worker's Guild in Vineyard Haven back in the fall of 1976. While he was traveling in Europe I paid the rent and got to use a real artist's studio. He had the tools so that I could make the perfect circles out of bronze rod and fabricate brass cups for the candles that caught the wax dripping from the candles.
I had made the original out of coat hangers and used the tops of tomato cans to hold the candles. We put it in our bedroom. It was very romantic, and after the candles burned out we slept. In the morning we woke up to find trails of dripped wax all over the floor and part of the top of a dresser. What a mess.