Spanish Dancer

Birch Plywood
Granite base
Hand carved wood original
Length: 35cm

This piece has sold. To commission this piece, please contact us.
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About the Sculpture

This hand carved birch plywood “Spanish Dancer” was designed for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist Exhibition 2015, and was shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year show at the Mall Galleries, London. It shows how beautiful plywood sculptures can be if the right subject is chosen and the material is handled in the correct way.

The sculpture shown here has been sold, but it can be commissioned. The price will depend on a variety of factors including the size of the carving along with the style and material of the plinth, etc.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss a commission. For further information about sculptures carved from birch plywood, please see the About Sculptures page. Bill has also carved a version of this sculpture from a piece of sweet chestnut burr, please click here for details.

Inspiration

“The spanish dancer is a type of sea slug (or nudibranch) that when disturbed propels itself from the sea floor and swims by way of its undulating fringe. From the first moment I saw footage of one swimming in this way (probably a David Attenborough production), I knew I just had to carve that sculptural form.”