Interesting thoughts indeed but I have to reiterate that this was not the intended aesthetic since the OSB isn't part of the piece. This piece was placed inside of a shipping crate to go to Doha, Qatar.
As for the actual creation process, it was relatively simple. The worst part is the tedious patience one must have to do this. I created a type of template with a tear drop shape. After cutting the rough shape, I used a belt/radial sander combo to shape the tear cleanly. Now I have a chunk of wood that looks like a tear. From the base of the bottom of the tear drop, I measured up the side to create the bottom of the top angles you see. Very simple, I cut "roofs" into each piece. I actually did that with the belt sander by hand just holding them. It wasn't scientific entirely but gave uniqueness to each piece. They were glued on in order in the center.
Those were placed on top of a large wooden platter, the kind you can buy at Lowes and such. The "random" pieces are not that random. They were actually carefully thought out and placed in order to get the piece to feel right. This is not stained as it was going to a Middle Eastern country and they are not fond of stain or colors to affect the grain or so the art agent says... Regardless, I can answer anymore construction questions if you have them.