8.5Hx6Wx4D – 5 lbs.-$165. FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL USA.
This penguin was created from a combination of white opal stone for the body, wood for the wings and beak, and metal for the feet. It is the work of Zimbabwean artist, Terrence Layson. The body is first shaped, using a combination of chisels, rasps (files), and sometimes a dremel. Holes are chiseled out for the wings, beak, and feet, which are glued into the stone. The wood pieces are first carved, sanded, and varnished, followed by gluing into the stone body. The feet are welded together, and onto a pin that forms the leg, which is then glued into the stone.
Because each sculpture is created by hand, the coloration in each stone is different, as is the metal work, wood carving, etc…, the sculpture you are looking at is exactly the one you will receive. Please keep in mind that because these are natural stones, there are always flaws and imperfections. We have taken the clearest photos possible to show everything, but we believe that is also the beauty of these sculptures, that they were not produced in a factory, but rather by actual people, using natural stones quarried in the hills and mountains of Zimbabwe.