These little chunks of wood came from the Wye Oak in Wye Mill, Maryland. It was the oldest white oak in America. When it fell in 2002, this ancient tree was estimated to be 460 years old.
The acorn that sprouted into the Wye Oak would have done so about the same time Michelangelo was finishing The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel.
I feel this wood is part of the sacred heritage of this land. By binding a key to these small pieces of the oak, I've created a relationship. The Wye Oak represents the last 460 years. What is the key to the next 460 years?
Each used key is lashed to a piece of the Wye Oak with re-cycled copper wire. We are all bound together.
old brass keys & wood
each piece is 2" to 4" in any dimension