Light green hand carved violin key medium size soapstone sculpture. Symbolic original art for musicians, that makes a thoughtful personal gift idea. The stone has deeper green shades, and light almost white veins. It’s a new sculpture direct by the carved, Gabriella (sagastone)with polished surface finish. Stands on a round shape black granite base, that carved to symbolize a piano keyboard.
11.5″ x 6.5″ x 4″, or 29 x 16.5 x 10 cm, weights, 3.292 kg.
Signed and dated. I can personalize the sculpture, by carving name or short message to the base.
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Despite the fact that soapstone is a metam\rphic 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.