Artist Cory Barkman (previously here, here and here) built this as a custom frame for a client of his. The client gave Cory full creative freedom on the project, giving her requirements in broad strokes. Cory made this seemingly simple, yet impressively sculpted piece that seamlessly bonds with those wings.
The wood is stained and clearcoated, and each finger on the hinge is three quarter inches of steel. The frame that holds it together is a quarter inch of steel 3/8 inch rivets, all sandblasted, blackened, scrubbed and waxed. In his true style of re-purposing and re-using materials and scrap, the artist used wood from a 90 year old barn in the making of this piece.