Made by Elizabeth Keller
I used architectural sand over the whole surface of this sculpture to create a deep matte, velvet black finish. This clay dries very hard and smooth and I needed texturing to recreate the effect of sharkskin. The little feeder fish are solid clay attached to the ray using 1/16 inch plexiglass rods. The base is made of cast plaster of Paris with dowels to perch the ray at an angle so it looks like it’s swimming.
[You can see Elizabeth’s shark sculpture here.]