Symbolizing reverence, many cultures and traditions use cloth to drape themselves and/or artifacts during rituals. This piece evokes that sensibility. The user touches not only the objects of ritual but on which they are placed; smooth and tactile feel of the wood.
I also find this an appealing way to soften the sometimes hard lines of a structural element in my work.
Material: walnut, curly maple, paulownia
Dimensions (h x w x d): 15 x 48 x 22
Year Made: 2000