For Violet, we found a length of Chechen, a wood from South America. This piece has strikingly beautiful swirls of light and dark, accented by black stripes.
The lettering is dimensional (raised), in maple for good contrast. The Tree-of-Life pointer is also maple, and accents the amazing wood face well.
Violet is 40" long and 9" high. You can display her over a door or window, but she could easily become the star of an arrangement on your living room wall!