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Michael Updike

Right Whale on Reclaimed Slate | Updike

Right Whale on Reclaimed Slate | Updike

Regular price $400.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $400.00 USD
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Hand carved right whale by renowned local stone carver Michael Updike. Richly colored antique roof slate with gold paint & red clay finish.

Item Detail:

  • Unique, one-of-a-kind creation
  • Signed by artist
  • Dimensions 20" x 11 3/4"

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.

Materials

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

About Shipping

Despite being carved in "stone" - slate works do require some additional care in its packaging and using a suitable box size.

As such - we do apologize that we need to charge a shipping amount of $19.90 to cover a portion (but not all) of the label cost.

Dimensions

See description for detail

Care Instructions

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