This mixed-media piece consists of sculptural elements that are either on or attached to a modified table. Under three of the table’s legs are two bricks, which Rettig marked with ink drawings. The fourth leg is made of natural wood, which appears untreated except for the addition of mussel shells, ornamenting the support. An example of Rettig’s poetry, inspired by his interest in Christian and Buddhist traditions, is on one quadrant of the tabletop. This text element offers a quiet, luminous musing on the nature of relatedness. An earthenware ceramic dish and a carved piece of limestone rest on other areas of the table. The relief carving on the limestone form is reductive flower motifs typical of Rettig’s work in stone, and indeed quotes an early work.Like much of Rettig’s work, this piece is imaginative and intimate. His inventive juxtaposition of divergent objects, like mussel shells and limestone, and bricks and natural wood, evokes a wide range of associations. The inclusion of various sculptural objects, in addition, reflects Rettig’s adept use of assemblage.