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American Beauty:  Unlaid
American Beauty: Unlaid
Oak, Rope & Hardware
38" x 48" x 48"

Unlaid is a nautical term that refers to the untwisting of a ropes strands.
When a section of rope is unlaid along its length it suggest that the strength or usefulness of the rope is compromised.
Unlike Jacob's Ladder,Unlaid is not capable of supporting ascention or descention.
The wooden rungs and rope rails are heaped together like a pyre.