Using a pencil to highlight the wood grain, shows how the wood looks like it's turning into water - how this solid object is melting in the flowing grains.
This grain work reminds me of a technological landscape/circuit - symbolises our future melting wood (nature) - how city skyscrapers, buildings, city population will eventually destroy our natural earth.
Representing this message through major architectural element - stairs.
*This blog post has been back-dated for continuity purposes. Sketches and text were originally done in February 2012.