Manta

Manta

Manta, carved from Lignum vitae wood and mounted on granite
Original wood carving.
Length 20 cm. Height 19 cm.
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About the Sculpture

Based on the same design as my Manta Ray in birch plywood, I wanted to explore the potential for this piece in a different medium. I chose the lignum vitae wood for it’s beautiful figuring and also for the smooth surface quality created by its incredible denseness (lignum vitae will usually sink in water).

Inspiration

“Seeing a Manta ray in the wild is still on my ‘to do’ list. I have dived in many places around the world and have had several near misses, but so far they have remained elusive. From my point of view, the next best thing is to sculpt one. Here I have produced a stylised sculpture, making use of beautiful figuring within the lignum vitae wood.