This Black Alberene soapstone carving of an alligator was a commission for the University of Florida I made in 1998.
I had a slab of a cypress tree that was perfect for the base. The holes were filled with black expansion cement giving the feeling of bubbles in a murky swamp. I felt like mounting it on the wall as the effect would have been an underwater view of the alligator swimming towards you. It was very heavy and ended up as a table top piece.
It was stolen not long after it was delivered to the school.