This sculpture lives in a steep and narrow stairwell that has enormous white walls on both sides. Because the assent (or descent) of the stairs was the prominent characteristic of the space, I designed for the sculpture to echo, through abstraction, the step pattern moving up and down. Due to the narrowness of the stairwell, the piece is intended to be viewed from both ends, which offer distinctly different perspectives and effects. Also, because of the nature of the stairwell as a passageway for human movement, the viewer can experience the shifting dynamic of the piece as they move upwards or downwards. The sculpture is built out of a single piece of California Walnut so the grain is continuous from one end to the other.