The stone block in this sculpture was originally conceived as a free-standing object, and was exhibited as such in Flanagan's Venice Biennale exhibition in 1982. The block is incised on each side. Three sides of the stone show parts of a figure from the shoulders down, while the fourth side depicts a cello. The wooden plinth, which is riveted together, originated in Flanagan's designs for seating at the Hayward Gallery in London. It was made at a later date specifically for the sculpture and similar pedestals are used in other sculptures by Flanagan.