The Driftwood Vase symbolizes life, death, and regeneration. It provides food and shelter for birds and fish, and is a symbolic bridge between land and sea. 'I was walking on the beach after a big storm. The sand was littered with driftwood in the wake of the destruction. I was moved by the quiet solitude of the coastline.' Material: Black Nickelplate. Each Michael Aram metal object undergoes a series of grinding, buffing and polishing techniques. Variations or 'imperfections' in the product's finish are characteristic of the creation process. Due to this handmade nature, no two pieces are ever exactly alike. Please Note: Because the products are handmade it may take 4-6 weeks to ship.