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Sierra Smalley's avatar Sierra Smalley

In the same fashion marble was sculpted centuries ago, this piece was created using simple hand tools. Adapted to the 21st century, sandpaper was glued to a stick, a hammer was used in place of the more traditional chisel, and coarse file was purchased from a local hardware store. Using only these tools, a streamlined gull was created, fit to perch on a cherry cliff. Perhaps more important than the art itself, this sculpture speaks to the process; simple, persistent, and laborious love.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5 inches
  • Medium: Marble
  • Width: 17 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 13.5 inches