Born at the Marine Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, Marie Lorenz spent much of her childhood in the High Desert. Wanting to directly interact with the dry and rocky landscape of these early memories, she went in search of the perfect boulder to act as the mold for a sauna. After finding a rock that was larger than a car but smaller than a room, Marie wound wicker vines around it to form a large spiral. She then layered plastic to form a skin over the wicker ribbing. Once removed from the boulder, the hollow shell was propped up on a central post and filled with steam created by heated rocks doused in water.