The sculpture was made in two stages. First, a section measuring a few centimeters of a centuries-old black poplar, cut down and abandoned long before, was sawn off with a single horizontal cut. Then, the wood was carved and varnished with tar. The sides and the surface were coated and impregnated with special wood sealers. Finally, a lead plate was fixed into the central area of the sculpture as an insulating base and support for the nine candles.