Karen is an avid gardener. I’m not but I do try to help, “construction coordinator” to her “landscape designer”. This is how we spend much of our time – planting, tending, arranging, maintaining, cleaning, building. An endless project. "Nothing lasts, nothing’s finished, nothing’s perfect” is never more evident than in the life of a groundskeeper. We're lucky to share interests like gardening - frameworks of communication scaffolding our lives - and we’ll probably continue until we’re no longer able... These boxes were built to display a particular piece of spalted maple. I just felt that it should be seen, this piece, these scapes, three times, in a dark frame (chocolate black palm, shocking pink ivory), in a medium tone frame (simple oak, simple ebony), and in a light frame (unblemished holly and formal imbuia).