A new investigation into texture and light. I never intended the work to look like and animal it just happened as a followed the concentric cirles down the spikes. Once the piece was roughed out with ginders and large cheisls, I used a tiny 2mm point to finish all the surface and create the lines, hours and hours of repeative but enjoyable hand work.
The sculpture sits on a large block of English Oak, carved by me from a tree trunk given to me by a local tree surgery company. Being the base of the tree it was full of large nails, which had trurned the wood black at those points, so I treated the wood with a solution of vinger and iron to make a uniform black colour.
40cm x 42cm x 32cm Plus base