This sculpture is modeled after the "Wee Lassie", the first solo canoe in Adirondack boat building lore. It was commissioned so that it's owner, a writer for Field and Stream magazine, could explore the wilderness alone. The sculpture gives a nod to artistry of canoe building but also conceptually probes the meaning of experience, particularly when that experience is a solo adventure. Recently, this evolved into "Scuttle": I deliberately sank it in a place where I frequently swim as a response to the increasing difficulty of working with and maintaining large steel sculptures. As the term implies, It is a retreat but not a complete surrender. I envision retrieving it and finding it completely encrusted with marine life.