This piece is currently in a show at the Cabrillo Gallery titled “12×12 (x12): An Open Invitational 2014. As you can guess from the title, all pieces in the show are 12″x12″ (x12″), which makes for a cohesive show.
A trick of the eye makes this piece appear to be more vertical than square, but it truly is exactly 12″x12″. It is encaustic on wood panel with a rust-patina metal frame.
The horizontal bars are not welded into place so they can (or could) slip out of the frame. I like the idea that the piece could mutate at a later date, outside of my control. Those bars remind me of pick-up sticks from the childhood game, though the piece is far from playful.