In the same spirit of my post from several days ago, here's another little experimental sculpture. In this one, the laminated poplar curve is balanced atop a steel rod. Steel cables provide tension that keeps everything stable and in place while also creating interesting contours. Creating different contours is perhaps my favorite aspect of making these little sculptures. There seems to be almost endless variations depending on the shapes of the two pieces of wood you're joining together. I always sketch out my pieces beforehand, but not until they are fully completed do I totally understand how the contours will play out. I'm not sure yet how this design could be applied in some practical way, but it seems promising... Maybe a hammock?