This Whale sculpture is one of my earlier sculptures. I sculpted it for myself as I think they’re beautiful and I love their gentleness. I enjoy their family bond some time later I went on to sculpt a humpback Whale and Calf.
The humpback whale was hunted almost to extinction by the 1960s. They are now a symbol of world conservation efforts. I really hope that we can continue to protect this wonderful species. I’d like us to extend the thinking that revived the world’s population of humpback whales to other species in need. In the meantime, if we can combat entanglement, ship collision, sound pollution and endemic plastics, we can help the Humpback Whale recover and heal our oceans.
Humpback wales grow to between 13 and 16 metres long, and they weigh around 30 tonnes. Humpbacks show huge intelligence and sensitivity to their calves and to other creatures. They’ve even been seen playing with and protecting dolphins.
When I model animals I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features, the way that muscles and skin features interact or alter their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.
– Your whale sculpture raises money for wildlife conservation –
The Whale statue is part of my Charities Range. 10% of the proceeds go to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. The wildlife conservation charity particularly focuses on Africa and Asia, fighting wildlife crime, protecting natural areas and engaging local communities in finding long-term, sustainable solutions to protect their native wildlife.
If you would like to commission a Whale sculpture or a another animal statue, I have some information about bespoke sculptures and pricing on my commissions page.
Available to order when out of stock
If theWhale sculpture is out of stock, I can have one cast for you within 12 weeks. I can possibly get it cast in 4, if your sculpture is for a special occasion. Please be aware when buying the Whale statue for delivery to the US or other countries outside the EU, your local customs duties may apply. This is most applicable to high value sculpture.