Soapstone - Phyrophyllite
16 x 8"
This work is created from one solid piece of stone.
Nathaniel Thomas Noel
This sculpture depicts a Harp Seal and pup. Estimates put the number of harp seals alone at over 7 million which is currently thought to be the natural carrying capacity for that species. One of the largest annual "birthing" events for harp seals (referred to as whelping) takes place in the spring on the pack ice, just off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The medium used is a form of soapstone composed primarily of the mineral phrophyllite. Sculptors worldwide often refer to this stone as "wonderstone" because when found in its pure form it is so wonderful to carve. The nature of this stone allows such a smooth finish to be attained that no wax or oil is required in the final polishing stage.
This is a tax free event supporting the Tuckamore Festival.
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
We are excited to announce an upcoming fundraising auction in partnership with the Tuckamore Festival. There will be a range of unique experiences and fine art on offer, including original works by Jean Claude Roy, Don Wright, Robert Mellin RCA, Mike Gough, Emily Pittman, Stephanie Fehrenbach, Jessica Winters and others. All proceeds support the festival’s Young Artist Program for emerging young musicians and composers.
Live viewing and reception is taking place Thursday, May 5 from 7-9pm. Contact email@example.com for details.