The Macallan Commission

In 2016 I created a commissioned piece for The Macallan scotch distillery in Scotland.  They sent me one of their oak casks, and I turned it into this outdoor sculpture for the distillery grounds.  The beautiful thing about the cask staves was their coloration: beautiful oak wood, charred to black on the inside (the charring imparts extra flavor to the scotch as it ages).  I tried to highlight the beauty and history of the wood, featuring the idea of the inside and outside of the barrel.  The piece is 7 feet tall.