Miguel carved this chair using a chisel and power tools. He told everyone that I was the artist and he was the "assistant." As neighbors and artists stopped by during the day, anyone who was bilingual became an informal interpreter, as I don't speak much Spanish. We especially benefited from the interpretive skills of filmmmaker Ann Kaneko. Tony Cruz, neighbor, attorney, and artist, collected the palm shavings to use as mulch.
I had wished to replicate aspects of the ergonomics of a Sam Maloof chair which I'd sat in several weeks before, however the petite size of this particular stump limited the resemblance. I asked Miguel to keep the chisel marks on the chair, which make it more decorative. Miguel considers this chair "naive".
However, thanks to Miguel's patience, this is one of the most beautifully carved of the Comfy City chairs.
Also, thank you to Owen Driggs, Ann Kaneko, Al Nodal, Luis Ituarte, Gerda Govine, Guy, and Franco Mendez Calvillo. Thanks to Tony Cruz and Ann Kaneko for sharing their pictures with me.