TROUT WATCHING A BUTTERFLY
Year of creation: 2004-2005.
Size: length-80 cm, height-70 cm, depth-30 cm.
Material: trout – basswood, stand in the form of plant - seasoned crab apple wood, acrylic, alkyd coating.
Technique: carving, fitting, painting.
The trout, being a predatory fish, is very curious. Its dynamic jumps over the lake surface still cannot be explained scientifically. Is it a gulp of air? A game? Hunting? Whatever it is, a muscular sinewy body ready for a jump is the best perspective for depiction of this daring and freedom-loving fish.
The butterfly is sure of its safety and enjoys the sun.
What will happen in a moment? This is the main intrigue of the composition created with the help of a unique technique that combines classical woodcarving preserving the texture of an old, almost petrified wood and the finest multi-layered painting capable of reproducing aesthetic beauty of the fish coat.