The flow and movement of this piece could be most any dance, but my first thought was of the Tango. From the scarf-like wavy flow of the neck area to the tension in the breasts and abdominal muscles, to the athletic bend of the back, ending in the floating appearance of the gown; this piece is all about action and flow. I'm trying to depict the strutting, spinning and gliding action of the tango.
Early last year, my wife and I visited Buenos Aires and saw many tangos danced. She got to dance with the featured male dancer, so this piece is special to me.
The wood is from a Buckeye root ball that came from the Eastern Slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The root balls are underground, so cleaning the debris is a major difficulty resulting in many dull tools. You can see this from the round holes in the gown and abdominal areas (places where rocks were carefully removed). I almost never use round bases, but I turned the base on a lathe to keep the movement flowing throughout.