Elephant Walk

Elephant walk - stone cultures - animals - miniatures

Experimentation with material is what keeps sculpting interesting. This stone sculpture is thin, only ¼ inch thick. The perimeter is “nibbled” tool-work to create a naturalized edge. The elephants are very small, only ¼ to ¾ inch tall. The background material is shaved away to leave slightly raised elephants and mountains. The stone is all one colour but by polishing the raised portions through different grades of sand paper I am able to distinguish the elephants and mountains from the dusty savannah.