Simple things are the overarching topic of Sabine Finkenauer’s art. The forms that appear in her work represent an artistic journey from the figurative to the abstract while still evoking memories of familiar, everyday shapes. Some time ago, Sabine found carved wooden pieces of an old chess set in the El Rastro flea market area in Madrid, Spain. Created with oil pastel sticks on paper, Almena is a composition of a shape that resembles a tower. Almena is the Spanish word for a merlon, which is an architectural finial on a defensive structure.