For centuries, a variety of shapes have been part of human spiritual and religious symbolism. Natural and manmade forms are used by many cultures to represent diverse meanings. Melquist and Gaia’s sculptures are symbolic geometric forms evoking thoughts about our connections with the world around us. While Melquist uses technical processes learned from working as a materials engineer, Gaia calls herself an intuitive layerist, taking a more meditative approach to her work. Together they created 3-D art pieces from the same materials; plaster, rust and found objects gathered from their cousin’s vineyard.