About the piece:
This is a real size wood sculpture of a Blue spotted stingray (Taeniura lymma), it’s made from a single piece of cherry wood with blue resin inlays. The base is made in white travertino stone and a thin plexiglass rod. Like a lot of stingrays and sharks also, the blue spotted stingray is almost in danger, due to indiscriminate fishing for aquarium uses. Raul is an Italian landscape designer and wildlife artist. He mostly carves freshwater fish and some marine animals out of local wood. At present he works in his fish art gallery in Camogli (Ge). Last year Raul won the American National Fish Carving Guild Championship in Oregon in two different categories with a freshwater fish and a common ray, carved out from a cherry wood log. Some of his latest creations were recently published in Italian sports and outdoor magazines.
At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.