“Tangens” is Latin for “tangent”. The two pieces come from a shagbark hickory tree that was cut in half for another project. In the course of its bisection, these two slivers were produced. Each was planed on one side, leaving the other with its original chainsaw marks. The two smooth sides were put together and held with a wooden Jorgenson clamp, immediately becoming bipedal, striking a precarious pose that is almost a demi-pointe.