During a wood chopping session (I kid you not) B spotted an interesting knot and before I knew it The Fish and the Whale was born.
This was nearly kindling. B chopped one end off a piece of pallet wood and then the other as they had nails in. There was a knot, or a hole where the knot had been. This sparked B’s mind. It looks like a little boat….it could be on the sea. B has loved whales for as long as he can remember so that was a given to get a whale in there.
I love the little lantern and the detail of his little box on the boat.
It is so sad that you can’t touch this piece, it’s texture is so inviting and the characterisation of both the fish and the whale is wonderful. There is a great sense of depth from the bottom of the boat to the sea underneath.
I don’t know if all this shows up on the photo. You’ll have to let us know.