At some point Bell also spoke about the first time he'd loaded up the truck to take glass works from Taos to LA. The altitude in Taos is 7,000 feet above sea level. LA is basically at sea level. As pressure changed, a high percentage of the glass boxes broke. Bell figured out why some did not break and from then on always followed a formula of packing in order to keep any works from breaking. In the years since this occurred he has not had problems with shipping. It should be said that what he figured out, needs to be on record. Perhaps it is through the Getty Museum's "Getty Conservation Institute" & their "Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative" where they research contemporary artists, artworks and materials and how to approach restoration issues on such works.
“It would be more risky to not do it, yeah.”