The Facts: This collegiate looking desk piece aptly captures what its title suggests: higher education. The piece itself is made of perhaps the finest designer glass and marble in the world. Cut and carved to absolute perfection, anyone looking will struggle to find "a single hair out of place" as the saying goes. When the glass is installed the whole thing runs about 10" tall.
Subjective Interpretation: The first stop Henry made after high school was at the University of Minnesota where he began his esteemed education. The design here was selected to communicate this message because of its academia themes. Whether it puts one in mind the University pillars, rolled up diplomas or a glass window looking from one place to the next, there is no wrong answer. Let your mind chart a course just like Henry's mind did during his college days. FYI- It's likely that no one would hold it against you if you suggested that the twin pillars also represented the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, where the University of Minnesota still stands today.
Creative Note: The designer crystal sheet, or window, is removable for easy storage and transport... not to mention cleaning. The finer details of this piece can certainly be appreciated in the above photograph, especially if you zoom in, but it's even more exciting to see this one in person. While that can be said of any piece in this series, it's particularly fascinating to see the movable glass, the stone detail, the sand etched glass, and more.