This is carved from fallen aspen wood collected in the mountains of Northern Arizona and New Mexico. The hands are cast bronze. The sculpture is meticulously carved in small components then joined with pegs, nails and glue. The surface is delicately painted with acrylic and metal leaf then finished with wax. There are tiny painted iridescent stars on the ravens at each end of the boat and on the wing shaped boat paddles. The interior of the boat is painted with metal leaf and iridescent coppers and golds. Each figure has individual detailed patterns painted on their clothing. Please contact the studio to see more detail photos. The sculpture is mounted on a steel stand. The boat is removed from the stand for shipping.
The sculpture was made in the early days of the pandemic. As we work together to battle the virus we can learn to transcend our differences and recognize that we are all in this "Together Flying Through the Sky".
Size on Stand: 16.5" x 20" x 18"