Standing Killer Whale

Standing Killer Whale

Standing Killer Whale (model for a 10 foot “pole” in painted aluminum or steel, to be constructed) This free-standing work is designed to be constructed in at least two pieces of heavy sheet metal, steel or aluminum - it could also be constructed of stainless steel given a gleaming ground surface. The tail section would be a single piece roll bent as seen. The larger piece would be a single piece also with a substantial slot-nub where it connects to the tail. The tail would be slotted in the same area, then set down over the nub so that the two fit perfectly in mutual support and it may or may not be welded in place. Extra thickness and strength could be added by constructing the larger part out of two metal sheets with interior welds and either left open as shown or sheathed all the way around to appear as solid in thickness. There are lots of ways to do this. I love the monumental and modernist simplicity and see this work standing out against either a natural landscape or in a city plaza…ten feet just for starters. Thirty feet high...even better.