I'm sure anyone checking out this piece will know more about Bishop Curry than I do..it was done as a commission from a member of the church, for his office. For my part, I was extremely happy for the challenge...it is perhaps the first time I've done a contemporary cultural hero (outside of a few rock stars). The base on this one is in oak, which you will notice in the close-up is still giving me a challenge....[ I only just noticed the rough edges when cropping the photo. These shall be duly sanded before you purchase it.] And yes, I am ready to put this into production for all his many church admirers. I have already cut several bases in oak and maple.