I carved this piece by hand with chisels out of Bathstone which is a porous limestone,only suitable for indoors. This piece is on a theme of shell and fossil carvings sculpted in stone. The base is Wenge wood, a tropical hardwood finished in wax. The sculpture is also finished in wax.
I chose to use stone to make these shell and fossil sculptures as a truth to their subject matter as stone is a natural, substantial material.
Bath Stone, wood