This was carved from a
heavy slab of oak which I found water-sodden and stranded amongst the clumps of sea purslane which grow between the high and low tide marks alongside Oare Creek.
The wood was heavily eaten into by rot and
fell into two pieces so I decided to carve it rather than incorporate
it into a piece of furniture. A carving of an archetypal fossil image
seemed fitting for such a rock-like slab of oak. The two halves are
joined by iron rods and the piece is finished off with distorted
ironware and a holed beach pebble.