The Sistema series is first family within Parts of Four. As a mode of creation it expresses the core principle of P/4 which is modularity. The "body" and "insert" are separate parts joined together with pins. This leaves endless possibilities for iteration of material and form combinations.
The patterns or motifs on this piece are created using acid etching. An item is painted with a resistant material and the motif is scratched into the surface by hand. The entire piece is then submerged in acid and the lines that were scratched away are eaten at by the acid and the surface that is painted is protected. The process is artisanal and imperfections should be expected and regarded as a unique characteristic to your specific piece.