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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 bee seen wearing her snow the same way twice.

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.

I think it was after staring at this picture for some while I began to develop a fascination with the concept of a giant lipped fish, complete with humanlike tongue. From this point I my Sea Monster and the monsters of the Embankment of my youth went their separate ways.

I think it was after staring at this picture for some while I began to develop a fascination with the concept of a giant lipped fish, complete with human-like tongue.

Embankment Fish 2

From this point on my Sea Monster and the monsters of the Embankment of my youth went slightly separate ways.

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.

Almost done! Sea Monster nears ready for her shower.

Almost done! Sea Monster nears ready for her shower.

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.

Take That! Sea Monster sheds her cloak of birth dust, with a little human assistance.

Take That! Sea Monster sheds her cloak of birthing dust, with a little human assistance.

Here it is then. I always wondered just what it would look like.

Sea Monster keeps perfect time any time of the year.

Sea Monster keeps perfect time any time of the year.

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.

Sea Monster will even hold your drinks for you.

Sea Monster will gladly rest your drinks for you.

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.

These two have been staring at each other for several years now and the honeyed effect is clearly evident in the background.

These two lovers have been staring at each other for several years now and the honeyed effect is clearly evident in the background.

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).

Sea Monster can even steal the limelight from The Star of The Rocky Mountain English Country Sculpture Garden.