Three simple, but different shapes are arranged so as to evoke the spirit of the hearth. There is a play with male/female interactions. The horno and the attending flat structure are complimented by the tall structure with the full scar running its length.
This piece was entered as a maquette for some public art competitions in the Southwest. The sculptural idea works well when rendered in life size or as a larger monumental approach.
The wood is from scraps of mesquite doors from Panama. During a stint at the La Puerta door factory in Santa Fe, the artist collected these pieces destined for the dump. They can be seen in other works: Acequia, One Night in Baghdad, and Those Before.