|© 1979 IVAAN KOTULSKY|
There are many marine influences on the piece, as well as a ginkgo biloba leaf. I can only assume that Ivaan was influenced by the ginkgo trees he might have seen in the cemetery where he is buried, as he used to play there as a child.
This is not a piece that can be duplicated, although one day when 3-D printing has evolved, perhaps it will. I'm often tempted to wear it around my neck, maybe as an anchor on a windy day. I used to see this piece kicking around among Ivaan's effects for years, and I deeply regret not asking him about it.
I marvel at it every time I see it, perhaps all the more because the little I do know about it is so insignificant compared to what I don't know.