A set of gray and tan whale flukes seen just before they slip beneath the
surface. This piece came about because it was exactly what was in the
stone - the shape and color of the stone clearly told me what needed
to happen. It took me a while to figure that out, though. I finally
tweaked to the nature of the piece while showing the raw stone to someone
at the annual Mountain Art Guild show in June of 2003. I'd had the stone for
three years before that, but hadn't figured out what it was. When I flipped
it over to show the cut side, an image of the final piece popped into my
head, and the rest followed.
See the carving page for a series of pictures starting from the raw stone and leading to the finished piece, with comments on the process.
Carved in gray Italian alabaster.
Dimensions: 24 inches wide, 9 inches tall, 7 inches deep.