Hand carved large orca black stone sculpture with high polished and coarse surface. Wonderstone in raw looks light gray, when polished, among the softer kind of carving stones, takes the nicest shine. The white body spots point chiseled back to its original color. A large orca has huge fins and flipper, to carve it to realistic style, very risky, because might break off easy. This sculpture designed to a bit of a humorous style, with folded in parts.
The size of the carving including the base, 12″ x 8″x 6″, or 32 x 21 x 15 cm weights 9.10 kg.
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Wonderstone often classified as soapstone, however the geologic composition has nothing to do with it. The only similarities, that both easy to carve with basic hand tools. Wonderstone is a Pyrophyllite, that belongs to the Shale family. Known for its fine-grained texture that allows a very smooth surface finish, and has non or minimal fractures.
The sculpture chiseled out to a basic form, and detailed with rasps and files. Polished with standard water base sand papers. Sealed and buffed with natural bee wax, than dotted out the white spots. Pinned and stone epoxy glued to a 3.75″ diameter round shape black granite base, what polished as well. Signed and dated by Gabriella (sagastone). I have carved many orcas before, but each has its uniqueness.
Here on the Pacific west coast one of the most celebrated attraction is the orca, and we don’t like to call it killer whale. BTW it”s not even a whale, it’s a dolphin. Our city Vancouver exhibits hundreds of murals, sculptures even in playgrounds children having fun on whale shape swings and climbers. Despite that, they never come near the city, we adopted it as the symbol of the city.
I enjoy carving it, if you’d like a specific size or position carved just for you, please contact to discuss details.