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 400mm 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.
April 2016. 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 supplied to the gallery over subsequent months which are shown below in my studio.
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.
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 .
December 2018. Sold to a discerning client in Auckland.
Humpback Whale and her calf.
Current production as at:
6 February 2019.
6 February 2019
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