For years, I carried a small sculpture and simple carving and surfacing tools wherever I went in the university.  In meetings, PhD exams, and other events where it was important for me to listen well and speak only when I had something to say, I would spread a towel and quietly sand while participating.  

This sculpture is one of those I completed in that way.  I still remember the feel of it in my butt-pack.

For a story about the origins of this habit of mine, click here.

Photos by Lee Gass.