trough 25 x 21 x 9"H (not including feet)
I really love this photo. The morning light, filtered through the trees, was flattering that day. I made this trough for fun one Saturday night about 2 months ago when the kids went to bed early. I found an old cardboard box in the garage, filled it with sand, and cast this trough old-school-style, packing on the hypertufa with no outside mold. The trough is shallow, but has a great feeling to it. I can't describe the fondness I have for some objects like this, but I remember a grad school compatriot years ago saying that he liked a certain concrete bridge because he "felt it in his butt".
I wouldn't go that far, but I can't deny a bodily identification to some objects. They are pleasing in a physical sense. They just feel right.