Ulrich walked the Redmond site of the main Microsoft campus, hearing about the history of the saw mill, the pond, the lush Northwest vegetation still preserved on the site and he was inspired. In his past he worked up in the mountains, selectively cutting giant trees for a small logging operation. It was where the boy who grew up in post-war Germany fell in love with the wild energy of the forests and mountains. One of his first projects was building an exquisite wooden boat. Now he and his family live on a 65-ft converted tugboat built originally in 1926 from ancient old growth trees. All these things led to the shapes and edges of the installation. The lyrical shapes of "Cutting Edges" dance with each other, leaning back at their 'knees', to a music no one else can hear. The surrounding architecture is composed of office buildings, an outdoor seating/eating area and tree houses. Cutting Edges stands at the middle of this mix, tying it all together. Microsoft workers pass it on a daily basis, admiring its rhythms, curves and, on winter afternoons, its lights. Lit by internal LED lights, these sculptures are companions to workers and visitors to these buildings both day and night. Following the curvilinear lines, the light leads the eyes up the lines, providing a beacon on the campus' paths. Installed in 2018, it has by now earned all sorts of nicknames - a sign of familiarity and friendliness toward this art.