As a Puriri tree grows the lower thin branches die shaded out by the canopy above. Eventually they drop to the ground and the main trunk grows over the hole, any trace of these branches disappears. The thin sticks are incredibly strong like the timber of the Puriri tree. The hanging gourd like shape of the basket made from these thin sticks shows this enormous strength by holding the solid totara rocks.
A local commercial fisherman taught Guy how to bind which gives the strength from where it hangs.
This was Guy's first abstract piece of work with no animals or relation to nature.
Sticks and Stones was exhibited and sold at Sculpture on the Shore in 2014