I have incorporated rocks in some of my small pieces from time to time and I have been impressed by another sculptor who creates pieces where the rocks hang from wires. I have played with balance for quite a few years now and this is the first piece where I have taken the ideas of some of my smaller works and created a big piece from it. I love the magic of a rock being in the air and the wings give it a whimsy that appeals to me. It also reflects my amazement that planes made from steel/ aluminium etc�.. all rock based minerals, actually fly. This basalt rock is from the ground near my home and I had �discovered� it with the mower for a number of years. It gives me pleasure that this nuisance rock is now being a delight as part of my work.