Title: “Pregnant Male”
Description: Wall Sculpture
Subject: Inspired by this natural phenomenon. As I did research for this sculpture, my fascination for this creature grew. Not only because it has a head like a horse, a tail like a monkey, eyes like a chameleon and a pouch like a kangaroo, but also because the male sea horse gives birth to baby sea horses.
When it is time to mate, the female deposits her eggs into a brood pouch on the male’s belly, where they are fertilized. The father carries the developing embryos until they are fully formed. His labor can last up to a day and a half.
Overall Dimensions: 57 x 33 x 3 in.
Technique: High fired stoneware, wheel-thrown, altered, torn and stretched. Stained with various oxides and gas fired in a reduction atmosphere.
Predominant Colors: Orange, Brown
Price: $3,400 (delivery and installation by the artist is recommended)