This sculpture is carved in Breccia Medicea Marble, a marble favoured by the Medici family, in particular Cosimo Medici who used it to adorn the iconic Medici Chapel and Duomo of Florence.
From the front it shows a blue whale locked in the stone, and on the other side of the sculpture is seen a fossilised skeleton of a whale embedded in the surrounding form.
Amethyst and quartz are some of the minerals found in this stone.
Emma Elliott and Ateliers Verts® will make a generous donation to WDC when you purchase this unique, one-off sculpture here. Please enquire for more details.
Emma Elliott MRSS is a British sculptor whose central concerns are the incongruous and hypocritical aspects of humanity, and the impermanence and fragility of the natural world. For Emma, art should seek out a reaction; a feeling or discussion. It should wrestle with society and its elements of rigidity.
Emma’s work explores relationships between the refined and the primitive and the physical and the spiritual, the influences of our collective past on present behaviour. With experimentation and craftsmanship integral to her practice, Emma works with mediums such as marble and bronze casting.
Emma has won awards with The Sunny Art Prize 2019, Passion for Freedom 2015 and Winter Pride 2014; and her work is held in a number of prestigious public and private collections.
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