Talbott sees his lighting work as a way to show appreciation of the beauty he finds around him. He responds to environments through the shadows created to highlight and identify vignettes within as a reminder that there's always more to be seen or to be discovered if only we take the time to look around and be amazed by it.

“..and it's like the world splits open and shows me what it's made of. It fills me with calm, with gratitude, and an immediate sense of play. "What if I scoot this light over?... turn the plant just this little way? What else can I cast it on?" There's no right or wrong answer; it's just about ~being~”