These sculptures are a mix of the properties and aesthetics of the cedar, fir, basswood, cherry, maple or varieties of other woods and plywoods and how they are fastened and adhered together. The largest is 9x12x 7 inches high and the rest range down to a little bit less. Five of them have truncated cones that have some kind of turned stainless steel lozenges custom milled by others. The machine or apparatus of the stainless steel components and the turned wood structure could be used for energy or atmospheric modifications. In some projects there are rumors of secretive or questionable practices by stealth government agencies and collaborations with large corporations or other countries. Many years of driving around Eastern Oregon, Washington and Idaho, the Willamette Valley in Oregon or near Yakima with vast expanses of land where every once in awhile is a dam in the hills, a ski resort, a power plant, bombing range or smudge pots and large blowers and recently large wind turbines. These real life observations coupled with an architectural background that included interpretive and learning centers for cultural, natural or scientific sites has led to some of the order and compositions of the sculpture. Included in this post is a painting that also inspired this work. These sculptures may be scanned someday and replicated in cast aluminum or bronze. Certainly more wooden and /or metal sculptures will spring from these ideas. Several finishes have been tried over the years to easily clean off the dust and grime. Hopefully this back to basics linseed oil and modified linseed oil will do the trick. Some of these works will probably get a layer of spray paint or oil or acrylic paint applied before and sometimes after the oil finish. Several of these pieces will be displayed at the Gatewood B and B in West Seattle.