# 6. Monument to a Missing Island

I constructed a model of the work from basswood and during this process I realized that the horizontal orientation of did not communicate the tension and sense of displacement I was interested in. I turned the model on end to emphasize its means of construction. By viewing the concave and convex surfaces, the viewer would more easily grasp that the work was made of thousands of pieces of wood, each the same length, and better understand the mass of material that was displaced.