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Michael Updike

Carved Sperm Whale on Marble | Michael Updike

Carved Sperm Whale on Marble | Michael Updike

Regular price $150.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $150.00 USD
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Hand carved sperm whale by renowned local stone carver Michael Updike. Richly toned & veined marble. 

Item Detail:

  • Unique, one-of-a-kind creation
  • Signed by artist
  • Dimensions appx 12" x 5"
  • Deep green and black marble
  • Mounted hanging block on rear

About the Artist |

Michael Updike graduated from Mass College of Art and received his MFA from Vermont College. He is a long-standing North Shore artist of unique, nuanced works that mirror the legacy stone carving traditions of New England.

Trained as a sculptor, he recently began creating artistic personalized memorial stones as well as unique slate carvings. His work challenges the pictorial paradigms of additive imaging. “I honed my carving skills on old slate roof shingles which then became my primary medium. I use slate with outward signs of wear. Paint, tar, nail holes, fractures, chips and flaking tell of the slates former utilitarian life. The scars of its history rest on its surface while I cut through the patina revealing freshe


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Due to the unique, one-of-a-kind nature of our artist and craftsman work and the handling and packaging they require - we have set a rate of $16.00.


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