Last summer, our family celebrated my wife's retirement and 40+ years of marriage on a river cruise in Europe. While there, we saw many wonderful pieces of art. One of them inspired this piece, a sculpture titled, "Breathe." It was sculpted from a block of 8/4 laminated cherry. Once the final shape was established, I sanded the piece through eleven grits (60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 220, 400, 800, 1200, 1500, 2000), and finished it with nine coats of tung oil.