This piece was hand forged and fabricated from steel plate and solid round stock. Gracefully flowing along the ocean floor. The ray floats along seemingly light as a feather. Fins undulating as it swims along with the currents. The piece is fairly detailed. The eyes and spiny tail on the top surface mouth and gills underneath. Along with a feeling of lightness and motion, people are often surprised when they see how fluid and even realistic things can be when forged from such a base material.
The piece has been rusted and then heat-treated to provide a dark, rich patina. The rocky ground area is made from a single Western Maple burl. It has a clear lacquer finish.
Medium: steel, western maple burl base