Tagua nuts fall from the South American tagua palm tree and are admired for their close resemblance to elephant ivory. I designed and crafted this tagua nut to communicate perpetual motion. The nut's smooth, curved bottom allows it to perpetually rock back and forth, and the ceaseless edge that surrounds the bottom surface encourages its viewer's hand and eye to continuously move around it.
The nut originally had an outer shell that I gently sanded away to reveal its veins. I gave the nut an eye-level viewing position and a from-above viewing position to display the natural beauty of its veins, which are often lost when tagua nuts are dyed or carved extensively, from multiple viewing heights.