277 circles wrapping continuously around three sides of a Cherry Box, layout and carving done by hand. The interior of the urn is accessed by removing a panel held by magnets to the base. The space between is large enough to house letters or other small mementos. Another panel is held in place with screws. A secondary base made of Underwater Beech holds the urn vertically and tips it back at a slight angle improving the filtering of light down through the pattern.
I made my first urn for my grandfather's ashes at my grandmother's request. The Pattern of Life Urn is the most custom example of the phi urn series that I began designing after working on the first urn. All of my Urns are wooden boxes, dovetailed at the ends. All of my dimensions relate by the Golden Mean.
I use recycled and reclaimed wood and I finish it naturally allowing all of the natural grain and sometimes weathering and staining tell it's story.