Watching My Husband
The bird gazes up to the sky, elongating its elegant neck.
A super example of Peter's work, executed with his customary attention to detail and perfect finishing.
Peter achieves the brushed effect of the feathers by stroking the stone with a blunt rasp (photos of the sculpture process here). The shiny parts have been sanded smooth, heated and clear wax applied, then buffed up to a shine.
It is very easy to light sculptures with this matt white surface, so with clever use of spotlights you can enjoy it at night as well!
Springstone is suitable for outdoor display as it is frost-resistant - it is dense and impermeable and has very few flaws that might be exacerbated by frost action.