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Michael Updike

Large Squid on Reclaimed Slate w/Metallic Leaf | Updike

Large Squid on Reclaimed Slate w/Metallic Leaf | Updike

Regular price $450.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $450.00 USD
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For this unique carving on dark charcoal slate, the artist utilized a rich reflective leaf that combines gold, silvers and copper. The visual effect is both striking and magnifying by reflecting room light that intensifies the carvers nuanced detail. Just a gorgeous piece for the home.

Given the size of the slate for this work (24" H vs. usual 16") - suspect it was originally installed on a commercial/public building.

Item Detail:

  • One-of-a-kind artist creation
  • Signed by artist
  • Appx 24"H x 12" W
  • Rear block mounts supports either vertical or horizontal display 

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 fresh perspectives.


Unique, one-of-a-kind artist work. Materials will vary by eachh artist and creation. See description for detail.


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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