Sculpted sea rays in Volga blue granite

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Project by savannah505 posted 05-25-2009 06:39 AM 3879 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Okay, I know it’s not wood, but those that know me, know I’ve posted my stone work before since I work in a lot of stone. The base is Golden Ambrosia granite, ( I think I remember the name right, there’s so many kinds) I chose it because it looks so much like the ocean sand. I carved the edges to resemble the sand on the beach and how waves will form ripples into it, something I do a lot of. The rays are Volga Blue granite from Russia, and you can see the incredible blue that shines in spots (depending on your angle and the light from where you stand) This is a mommy, daddy, and baby scene as they swim just above the bottom and I used coral underneath them to help hide the rods I mounted them on. About 40 hours in making this piece. This piece is for sale, first time I tried my hand at this kind of sculpting, I made 2 of these units at the same time, the other I’m about to also post, done as manta rays. These are a kindof ray of my own design.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#1 posted 05-25-2009 03:11 PM

Those are really beautiful! I’ve seen that Volga Blue granite in person. so I know what you mean about how the light plays with it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 05-25-2009 04:18 PM

These look great ! I love how you made them look like their swimming above the ocean floor.
Really like the Volga blue in these.

Great Job!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#3 posted 05-25-2009 07:59 PM

Again I just love these. I really see the blue in these pictures, maybe because they come up bigger.

-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!

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#4 posted 05-26-2009 04:30 AM

cool grainite sculpture very nice

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#5 posted 05-26-2009 04:39 AM

Beautiful. Looks great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 05-27-2009 01:24 AM

Beautiful granite gracefully sculpted. Thanks for sharing Dan.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 05-27-2009 08:21 PM

Dan, you have a gift of taking nothing and making something very beautiful from it. Thank you for sharing your gift.

-- I will not preach, nor will I be silent.

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#8 posted 05-30-2009 02:46 AM

Now that is some awesome carving , Dan ….That Volga is sweeeeet stuff : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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