Amiteh (Accomodation) by Nader G. Vakili

Amiteh (Accomodation)

Cincho (strap wood) on black-painted plywood base
Statue: 90"H x 13"W x 7"D; Base: 6"H x 23.75" square; Assembled: 8'H x 2'square

Based on a Persian poem by the Sufi mystic, Baba Taher, c. 1000 A.D.:

My love and I
Are so intertwined
That I cannot distinguish
Between myself and her.

The wood for this statue is so hard that it was rejected for use as a railroad tie, and its final smoothing took 348 hours of sanding by hand.