Tiger To Mountain

This taiji inspired sculpture is based on a squatting move that I can not do because of Achilles issues. It is sort of a talisman… perhaps some day I will have strong heels. “Taiji” is a different spelling for T’ai Chi which is a martial art that uses the mind to coordinate soft, flowing movements with breath.

The stone had some gold and gray veining. It had metal flecks in it that made it a bit hard to carve at times and hard on the tools.

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Completed: 2011
Materials: Marble
Dimensions: 6″ x 6″ x 6″
Last Shown 2012 Madison Children’s Museum
Collection of the artist: Deb Vandenbroucke
Madison, Wisconsin