Bay Area woodworker, craftsman and builder Nobuto Suga created sixteen modular isosceles benches as a part of Lena Wolff's residency space at the de Young during her fall 2017 residency at the museum as a response to the 8-pointed star quilt pattern repeated in several of her drawings, collages and sculptures. When re-positioned, the benches configure into near infinite arrangement of forms, including the precise 8-pointed star when all sixteen are joined in one way. Both the benches and table were made from a single Cypress tree, an iconic tree in Golden Gate Park, and all along the coast of Northern California. (contact nbtsuga@icloud.com for information)

Nobuto Suga, Isosceles: Module of Sixteen (& Table), 2017 cypress (dimensions variable)