These first conceptual pieces were an experiment to develop a skill set and a method in working with wood. The pieces explore the corporate creation of the disparity for the black community to survive. The black community is at the mercy of the corporations in so many ways. American currency, greed, hope, and loss are all themes of these pieces. Head of Table is an actual table top and is laid out like a quarter. Ben Franklin’s head is replaced by a pig’s head. We are eating from the Monsanto shield whether we like it or not.