Beltway Prototype, 2022, 44’x44’x12,’ wood. Temporary work at The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME. Copyright: Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen. Photo credit: Dave Clough Photography. This work was a proof of concept for a larger public commission at The Bentway in Toronto, ON. The picnic table is a staple in the vernacular of public space. In this work, we tried to push the picnic table to the edge of abstraction, while still maintaining elements of functionality.