Each graphite object was meticulously created in Batle's San Francisco studio through a unique process he invented. Carbonaceous graphite (mineral remains of prehistoric plant life) was combined with smudge-resistant compounds under intense pressure. The mass then fused into the expression of nature's enduring simplicity you see before you. All their surfaces can draw and the graphite will resist smudging on to your hands. Batle envisions these objects as sculptures, as much as they are implements for inspiring your own vision. All objects are approximately 6" long, the Hand being half life size.