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Alabaster boulder, free standing on a slate base
Suitable for indoor display
28 x 31 x 22 (h x w x d in cm)
31 x 40 x 30 (h x w x d in cm including base)
2021 Finalist in Wildlife Artist of the Year - Virtual Online Exhibition with David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in association with BBC Wildlife Magazine. Awarded 'Highly Commended'.
Often 'seeing' an animal or design in the irregular rocks I carve, a polar bear appeared to me in this beautiful, white, alabaster boulder, and was never going to be anything else. The strong, simple shape of polar bears inspired me to create a striking, unique, stylised sculpture. As I began carving it, I decided to leave part of the rock natural to display the unique material. I also wanted to suggest an association with ice, the fragile balance between the bear and its environment, melting polar ice, and the subsequently linked disappearing ice and the polar bear.