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Whanopus is a melange between the famous Short Brothers Clipper Class Flying Boats of the romantic era of air travel and a graceful whale with hints of a big bird. The 1st off the production line was Canaopus, they names each one with a title beginning with "C" and Canopus mixed with a whale gives Whanopus! . Created as a metal armature sketch with ultra hard marble plaster modelled on and then carved back to suit the form and lines, she exhibits the scars of life and experience in the depths of the sea and the heights of the heavens. This original sculpture has a wondrous texture and colour , stained over a long period of time to a special recipe that ages the piece and she is mounted on a plain plasma cut steel base. This has been moulded and cast in limited editions of Bronze Resin and Iron resin which are also available. Part of my AERORGANIC series , this mix between machine and organism reflects a different time and place which may be more graceful and serene than our present.
Sculpture:Marble on Marble
Size:22 W x 14 H x 14 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Crate
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Handling:Ships in a wooden crate for additional protection of heavy or oversized artworks. Crated works are subject to an $80 care and handling fee. Artists are responsible for packaging and adhering to Saatchi Art’s packaging guidelines.
Ships From:United Kingdom.
Customs:Shipments from United Kingdom may experience delays due to country's regulations for exporting valuable artworks.
Born in London, Adam studied at Ravensbourne College when he left school taking the 1 year Fine Art Foundation course. From there obtained his Degree in Sculpture at Winchester school of art and then went straight to work as a sculptor and model maker for the Film and TV industry at Shepperton and Pinewood Studios. He progressed from here to working with Exhibition and Aerospace companies, creating one off pieces that other trades could not make due to their complex curves and diverse materials. After 20 years of making and designing all kinds of shapes and forms, in all kinds of materials for a wide variety of people and companies, he found himself working as a Senior Design and Build Manager for several of the most well known construction firms in the UK and abroad but this came as a detriment to his personal work. After a sudden family bereavement he realised we should be following our dreams, not those of others, and that we are all a long time dead, so built and set up his own studio in 2011. Fascinated by aircraft, animals and plants from an early age, by aerodynamic, organic and animal forms, his work as an artist has always been a mixture of biology and mechanisation. Adam’s love of aerodynamic forms fuels his concepts; fusing mechanised structures with organic forms to create his pieces. Working from his studio near Bristol, using industrial metal construction and fabrication techniques, as well as traditional casting methods in bronze and steel, Adam sculpts, models and carves a broad selection of materials to create the Aerorganic forms that reflect the world we live in today, now mixed with half remembered ancient organic forms and dreams of another possible future. Adam works in several disciplines at once, carving in wax for casting in bronze or steel before stopping to view the progression of pieces and then moving to direct construction in steel, copper and iron.
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