Elefountain / $2,400 / Home Page / LIMESTONE SCULPTURE By Martin Cooney

LIMESTONE SCULPTURE

Carved by Martin Cooney 

Elefountain / Winterset Limestone / 18 x 6 x 24″/ $2,400

This Carving is Available For Purchase at the KMJ Cooney Studio Gallery

Located across from the airport and fronting Highway 82

111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite D. Colorado 81611

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I have always maintained something of a fascination for the appearance of water rushing over the surface of stone. It doesn’t matter whether the stone is in the natural form – in nature, as in a riverbed, or the stone that I carve myself. As with Bird Mountain Fountain the challenge in carving Elefountain was in keeping the water from surging over the surface of the stone and splashing into the water below, and as with Bird Mountain I was able to keep just the right amount of tension within the film of water to ensure the water runs smoothly over the entire surface of the carving – in this case the elephant’s face and trunk.

The fountain actually employs two pumps – one for the face and trunk, and one for the spout, with just the right amount of pressure easily maintained for both purposes. Although the fountain may look as though it is carved ‘in the round’ when seen from the front the sculpture actually employs traditional bas relief techniques to portray a sense of depth and create a full three dimensional aspect, even when viewed from an angle.

Although by no means a loud fountain the combination of the two water flows ensure that Elefountain creates a lovely refreshing splish-splashing that serves to mask the ambient noise created by urban living. And with two separate waterfalls to fine tune the options are practically endless as they serve to complement, even as they compete with one another for attention.

Elefountain proved a joy to carve. Having seen an elephant with my own eyes craftily squirting at tourists with this up and under fake, I realized that I could incorporate the animals long protruding nose by adapting this crafty stance into the design.

Finally, I suppose it goes without saying that children absolutely love this fountain.

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LIMESTONE SCULPTURE

Carved by Martin Cooney 

Elefountain / Winterset Limestone / 18 x 6 x 24″/ $2,400

This Carving is Available For Purchase at the KMJ Cooney Studio Gallery

Located across from the airport and fronting Highway 82

111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite D. Colorado 81611

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