Hand carved new green salmon titled original free standing soapstone sculpture with high polished surface finish. Carved in minimalist style, detailed to the level what soapstone allows.
10.25″ x 6.5″ x 4.25″ 26 x 17 x 11 cm. weigths 5.650 kg
The base color of the stone light green with darker clouds and spots. Traditionally carved fantasy design, recently finished artwork, by Gabriella (sagastone). Sealed and buffed with natural bee wax. No chemicals or harmful substances used during the carving or polishing process. The green salmon title not permanent, just a fantasy.
Signed and dated. Autentication certificated attached.
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Despite the fact that soapstone is a metamorphic rock, it’s not hard at all. Measured by the Mohs scale where diamonds is the hardest 10, soapstone is on the bottom of with 2. It’s wonderful stone however with a variety of uses. Known as an excellent insulator for electrical and heat resistance, when grinned to dust used for cosmetics like talk powder and as paint agent.
Because its intense and many available colors fund all over the world, one of the most favored carving medium for armatures and professionals equally. Easy to shape it with basic rasp or file, and polish it with standard sand papers. The variety of colors inspires artists to carve gleaming figurines and sculptures.
The cons, that it’s easily damages, scratches with finger nails, and by rubbing it to other harder objects.
The pros, it’s easy to repair it. All it takes just sanding away the damaged spots, starting with 100 grit, than doubling the smoothness, 200, 400, 800. 1500, 2000. After 600 grit, the color comes back, just need to shine it a little more. A little bee wax, or olive oil buff helps to seal the tiny pores, and stays shiny for a long time.