Yes, that's what I'm calling it...a round obelisk scuplture. It's about 20" tall with the base. The finish on the spalted hackberry is 6 or 7 coats of rattle can laquer. The rough sawn oak base was burned with a propane torch and then while it was still a bit hot I put some wax on it and then buffed it immediately. That gave it a deep dark somewhat shiny finish...and also made a mess of my hands and shirt.
Comments and critques are always welcome. I'm not real happy with the top couple inches on the piece...not a real nice flow to the tip, but I didn't notice it until I parted it off the lathe.