The Arch Bat is a desktop version of my "Gateway to Baseball Heaven" sculpture. The Jefferson Memorial Expansion is an iconic symbol that represents the rich history of Saint Louis as the gateway to westward expansion. Saint Louis is also known for its love of baseball and is home to the Saint Louis Cardinals professional baseball team. The Arch Bat combines these elements to form a distinctive expression of Saint Louis baseball.
Made from ash wood, this piece stands about 5 inches tall by 5 inches wide and approximately 1" round at its base. I carve these on a CNC machine. They are hand sanded then finished with no less than four coats of gloss varnish.