In a former post („Beware of similarities!“) I had discussed a conflict of modern art. Our appreciation of a work is not based on natural similarities but on how it is done. I realize this physically when sculpturing. If there is once a similarity noticed by myself or somebody else it is like fighting an enemy.
In this special case of a hard to handle mahogany block the significant grain played an important role. And here waits another trap: the grain should not be master of a wooden piece. Maybe that everybody will like it, but soon you will realize that art slipped away.