This stand was made for "Edgar", who also passed away a few years ago. It has the beautiful base featured at the top of the page, unfinished, in the motif of a guardian escort bird. It and the ukulele were made out of Padauk wood, which is bright orange when freshly sanded, and turns to browns and purples over time.
To me it said..."Fly quickly to the afterlife, my friend, and may God receive you on the other side. I will remember you anytime I see this."
So you see that a good stand has multiple uses; from simply uplifting artwork, to a higher thought, to a graduation or wedding present, or maybe a memorial for a loved one.
And then, they should display your art with class and sophistication, making it a focal point in your day to day life.
One thing to consider is that heat and light will quickly degrade your instrument. Do not display it in a sunny window box! And take care to protect it from accidental bumps and tip over possibilities.