H: 12 in W: 17 in D: 10 in
I find certain Olympic events generate excitement, tension and national pride at unparalleled levels. For me, the aquatic finals are a fantastic adrenaline rush. The athletes are beautiful, the competition is fierce, and victory hinges on fractions. The butterfly stroke is as fun to watch as it is difficult to do--a real crowd-pleaser.
In this piece, the upper body is carved from lacewood. The lower body is hand-made ceramic with a raku-fired shiny copper glaze. The base is ceramic and wood