Two decades ago, I made two large humpback whales with their calves. One lives in Japan and the other went to Australia. I made numerous smaller ones that were very successful.
Around July of 2015, I decided the time was right to produce new large whales. After months of development and long enjoyable hours in the studio, I was very pleased to produce the new female humpback with her calf you see here.
The bronze stand is evocative of the body and tail of the thresher shark with its long graceful curve. The base is of native timber and is laser engraved with all details.
They have received extremely positive reviews and the excellent Gallery Pacific in Queen St, Auckland has them on prominent display.
These whales will be produced to a limited edition of 30 pieces.
The sculpture including the base stands around 400 mm high and is about the same in length. I custom make a box for each piece so it may be freighted anywhere around the globe.
The first two were placed in Gallery Pacific.
Over May 2016, both of these sculptures were sold from Gallery Pacific in Queen St, Auckland.
Three more were placed in the gallery over subsequent months. These three are depicted together below.
New bull humpback completed and placed in Gallery Pacific. He is bigger in body size with different markings and posture to the female. The base is more stylised than the female in that it represents three aspects of marine life: the 5 pointed sea star, the head and fins of a shark and the long elegant tail of the thresher which is also represented in the stand for the female .
The first photo shows the first time the two genders were together.
Edition Two of the bull humpback is placed in Gallery Pacific. This one is displayed as rising to the surface of the ocean as opposed to the first which was depicted as diving.
Edition Six of the female humpback and her calf is placed alongside the male in Gallery Pacific.
Current production as at:
8 June 2019
Female humpback whale and calf
Female humpback and calf migrations
May 2016. Edition One goes to China.
May 2016. Edition Two stays in Auckland.
December 2016. Edition Five went to Hong Kong.
April 2017. Edition Four travelled to China.
January 2019. Edition Three now resides in Delaware in the U.S.A.
Male humpback migrations
December 2018. Edition One stays in Auckland.
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