The Milky Way

The Milky Way

Raul Orvieto

The Milky Way
Raul Orvieto
Artwork Category
Into the Blue
Waxed Wenge Wood & White Resin Inlays, Murano Glass Base & Plexiglass Rod.
Artwork Size (cm)
24 x 14 x 38 cm x 2.6kg



“The Milky Way” is a real life-size reproduction of a Potamotrygon leopoldi (Xingu River Ray). The sculpture is made using waxed Wenge wood with white resin inlays. In Raul’s opinion the Xingu River Ray is one of the most beautiful freshwater stingrays from the Amazon rainforest.


Raul Orvieto is an Italian landscape designer, wildlife artist and associate member of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA). He mostly carves freshwater fish and some marine animals out of local wood. At present, he works on his fish at a gallery in Camogli. Orvieto won the 2020 and 2021 American National Fish Carving Guild Championship in Oregon (Freestyle Division) and DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 ‘Highly Commended’. Some of his latest creations were recently published in Italian sports and outdoor magazines and seen on Italian TV shows.