The material was formed by a coral reef in an ocean many millions of years in the past. I find the formation of the material, its lifting to the height of a mountain and then uncovered by erosion, to be fascinating. Over the millennia, a natural surface texture has created the darker areas as well as the natural shape of the stone. My intent in carving this piece was to juxtapose and represent the natural forces of creation with my creation process. The results in this abstract free carve are about tactile experience induced by the natural texture and the more mechanical texture of the interior. I can’t help but reflect on the enormity of time when I experience this piece.