The Robert Lee Morris Brass Sculpture #114, Back to Back Pierced Sails, is a very simple construction that uses the force of the curve to hold the forms in place on the vertical rod. Fascinated by vertical sculptures, using a heavy base, a rod and then threading various forms into the rod, Morris has created a vast family of such pieces. this one is a stand alone artwork for ones home or office. The base is a lucite cube and the simplicity of this construction is what makes it so cool. After forging the oval sheets into strong arcs, a rod is forced to three between the two holes, and the force of the curve is what grips the rod and holds the pieces in place. Friction. In fact one can move these two pieces around up or down the rod to change the look of the piece if wanted. The heart of the design is the space where the top horizontal sail fits tightly onto the back of the bottom vertical oval sail, nestling together like lovers in bed.