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Kansas Creme Limestone / 18 x 23 x 19 inch / weight: 2 man lift / $1,795
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Sea Monster would never be caught wearing her snow the same way twice.
Inspiration for Sea Monster sprang from the elaborate and highly ornate Victorian bronze street lamps that illuminate long stretches of London’s River Thames Embankment.
From a very young age the presence of these monstrous beasts, strewn in impressive numbers along the imposing banks of the famous River Thames, made a great impression on me, and I was always very keen to reacquaint myself with them whenever I found myself in the capitol. My fascination was further heightened when years later I realized that Frome, the small town where Kris and I were living, deep in the heart of rural Somerset, was in fact the very place that produced not only these fantastic river’s edge streetlamps, but a great deal of the rest of the amazing bronze work I had often found myself admiring across the breadth of Central London.
I was fortunate therefore to have in my yard a piece of beautiful golden Kansas Crème limestone that practically winked at me each time I set eyes on it – as if to further cement, and bind, the common knowledge that here was indeed the Sea Monster block – no mistake about that – whenever the day should come that I find myself of a mind to carve it.
Here it is then. I always wondered just what it would look like.
Sea Monster lends itself very well as a sun dial (keeps excellent time!), bird feeder, etc, but is flexible to a variety of adaptations; including planters, candles, ice-cold frosty glasses and such.
To tell you the truth I have found it difficult to gauge her weight but I can testify that she can be easily moved by two people well accustomed to moving art.
As with all Kansas Crème limestone carvings Sea Monster will evolve to an amber hue reminiscent of the honeyed Cotswold villages of my home country, not to mention Will & Grace (above).