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A life-size Humpback whale sculpture carved from redwoodthe largest redwood sculpture in the worldis now coming on to the art market. Over the past nine years in 23 cities one million people experienced a profound closeness with a unique full size Humpback whale and calf sculpture. The enormous whale and calf are lifelike and combine the whales sleek beauty and the organic richness of redwood into a meaningful ecological statement of the interconnectedness of the biosphere. Sculpted by renowned wood sculptors Marcus Von Skepsgardh and Shane Eagleton the whale is sculpted from a single salvaged redwood log.
The whales sale price is $175,000, based upon a group sculpture appraisal from a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers. The sculpture may be exhibited in both outdoor and indoor spaces.
The enormous whale is carved out of a single redwood log, an artistic accomplishment that is very rare in the fine wood sculpture world. The origin of the sculpture dates back to the discovery, in 1994, of an old-growth redwood log on the property of a defunct sawmill in Willets, California. The original log was 41 feet long and nine feet in diameter. This log was obtained by the artists and transported to a workspace in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it was carved into the whale and the two other pieces. These two sculptures are available for sale separately.