“Her heart blooming with happiness, she joyfully sings a wedding song for it is her wondrous day for celebration.”
Interestingly, many bird species form long term partnerships, just as humans do. Peter uses this elegant female stork as a metaphor for the joy each of us may experience when we meet someone we could spend the rest of our lives with.
There is an almost art deco feel to this sculpture with its striking layered tail. It would make a super centrepiece in a garden, as it looks elegant from all angles.
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!
Peter achieves the brushed effect of the feathers by stroking the stone with a blunt rasp. The shiny parts have been sanded smooth, heated and clear wax applied, then buffed up to a shine.