Occasionally I like to step away from furniture making. This departure, simply called ‘Rainbow,’ was dreamt up, drawn up and started to get roughed out longer ago than i care to remember. I kept this covered and protected for many years until the time was right to complete the handwork. The betta (Siamese fighting fish) has such fluid and graceful movement, swimming in the ribbons of stylized eelgrass. Hanging on the wall, a soothing aquarium comes to mind. I originally intended to paint the fish with iridescent colors. With this beautiful piece of Honduras mahogany, at nearly two feet wide, it may very well remain clear. Now presentable with the handwork complete and clear finish on, we’ll hang it and study it.