I had a series of rings rolled from flat bar at the local metal suppliers. This is the last of the 4 I had done. It sat outside the shed for about a month and it was in some sort of proximity to a basalt rock. The 2 forms sort of joined in my mind and I had the idea of suspending the rock ion the middle of the ring. It evolved to have the curly bits as it looked just a bit to uninteresting with just the plain ring. I have done a few other floating rocks , or rocks with wings but never really tied up a rock before. The steel came from rock( maybe not Basalt rock) but I do like the interaction of a natural material and a manmade one.