I saw a lovely piece of woodwork on Instagram with this shape developed in a much more complex and rhythmic way. I see resonances with spider webs and looking into the form I see elements of a maltese cross However in positioning it on the stand so it had dynamism it seemed to call for the finishing details to make the butterfly. The two sides sort of suggest flapping and it is the only one where I have used this open structure. The circles came from an ex student from a site he was working on and I wanted to use the rhythmic repetition to add to the lightness of the piece. I am quite delighted with it and its simplicity.