‘Chocolate’ is the first completed piece of 2015 and is carved out of a single piece of brown marble. With this piece I left the base that the bear is standing on completely raw to add some contrast and to direct the attention to the bear as as the focus point. This I found worked particularly well due to the color of the polished marble being such a deep brown color which then contrasts with the lighter raw stone of the base.
I also left some texturing in the face and ears of the bear to add a little more character to the expression.
I modeled this piece after a grizzly bear. The initial shape of the marble block I worked with in this case was a triangular shape which was the reason I decided to design and sculpt this bear climbing up onto the rocks where I was able to make use of as much of the stone as possible.
This piece is also available for viewing at Fathom Stone Art Gallery in Whistler, BC, Canada.
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