This new piece is cast from a mold of the original wood carving. A special composite material that I have been developing, which is about 50% wood chips, is mixed with a composite material. The stick is one that I found on the shores of the Mississippi River . It had all of its bark eaten off it, by a beaver. The Piece of wood if from Wiscoy Valley. The piece was made in Winona, MN in June 2010, by Lyon Smith, Signed LYON 2010.