A JOVIAL GIANT
A lovely carving in bone of one of our favourite sea creatures! This is a nice substantial piece with a little heft, lots of body and tons off character!
The mighty humpback beautifully carved by Master Bone Carver Fumio Noguchi. It is the attention to subtle detail that sets Fumios' carvings apart. He takes a great deal of care in all his work and produces pieces that are quite unique. We see influence from his Japanese culture in his work, and indeed he carves some traditional Japanese netsuke designs.
A JOVIAL GIANT is a little carved work of art that will age beautifully. It is made from a very solid piece of bone which is robust and tough so you will be able to make this a pendant that you wear all day, every day.
Here in the South Pacific whales are treasured as bearers of good luck and joy, they are revered for their speed and strength. Whale pendants are believed to offer protection when travelling, especially over water. If you have had the good fortune to observe them in their natural habitat you will appreciate their gentle nature.
Physiologically they have things in common with humans - spindle neurons in their brains, similar to ours, that are involved in social conduct, emotions and certain nurturing behaviours - perhaps that's why we feel such an empathy for these magnificent creatures of the deep.
These ocean cruisers that can reach around 12-16 meters in length and up to 30 tonnes - these are mighty creatures so it is a real pleasure to have one carved so beautifully for you.
The material used for A JOVIAL GIANT is Cow Bone. The eye is made from inlaid Goat Horn.
Watch the brief video to appreciate the 3-dimensional character of Fumio's carving.
A beautiful and original piece of carved art. A piece for collectors - this is a one-off piece. Signed by the artist.
Delivery to you with DHL Express Courier is included in the price.
Artist: Fumio Noguchi
Material: Cow Bone with Goat Horn Inlaid Eye
Size: 74mm (2.9 inches) long; 28mm (1.1 inches) wide