Alligator in Swamp

  • Black Alberene soapstone on Cyprus base

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.

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