Friday, 16 March 2012

Bee Eater carving

Here is a little sneak preview of the Bee Eater, as promised, before he disappears off to Leeds - I'm delivering my pieces today to The Birds and the Bees exhibition which starts on the 24th March.


Carved from Opal Stone - a serpentine like stone from Zimbabwe, which is a little like soapstone to work, very amenable and polishes to a good lustre.


I know that Bee Eater is a little rotund (all those big bees he's been eating!), but he seemed such a happy character that I was loathe to slim him down, so please allow me a little artistic licence.

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