These 5 foot long whale sculptures took lessons I had learned from skin on frame boat building as well as various western boatbuilding techniques, and applied them to a new context. All steam bent parts are Oregon White Oak sourced from a local family owned and operated forestry project, other wooden parts are reclaimed fir. There is no metal or glue in any of them. The first 5 were built and displayed at Boy's Fort in downtown Portland, where I was one of two featured artists in February of 2014. More have been built since.
Whether displayed vertically on a wall or suspended from the ceiling they have considerably life despite the minimal quantity of materials that goes into each one.
Though the last of the original batch of these has sold, I have all the patterns and molds to build more. If you are interested in commissioning one of these let me know.