Beautifully conceived and carved, this gorgeous panda stone piece is a one-of-a-kind work from Wesley Booker. The panda stone gives a gorgeous depth and silky finish, giving the impression of the thick fur of a real wolf. The stone has transparency and grey striations through it. The name "panda stone" comes from the grey (sometimes black) and white tones in the stone.
Size: Approximately 12" x 7" Available in gallery only at Cedar Lake Studios, 27 Ainslie St. N. Cambridge, Ontario, or contact us for special shipping or delivery arrangements and costs.
Wesley Booker grew up on the north channel of Lake Huron, an upbringing that would eventually draw him back artistically to his art medium of choice. Wesley has always been interested in a variety of art. He participated in many visual art shows including at the Ethel Curry Gallery in Haliburton. In 2005 he attended Haliburton School of the Arts for the Artist Blacksmith certification. His love of art and design took him next to St. Lawrence College and an advanced diploma in Graphic Design.
In 2016, he started taking summer intensive courses at Haliburton School of the Arts for stone, carving by hand, power tools, and advanced studio practice methods. Wesley has found stone carving to be the most satisfying of all, both because of his love of the North Channel landscape and because it has been the most challenging. He also feels it is the most ‘pure’ and ‘simplistic’ medium. “The Canadian shield stone has its ageless forms which inspire my work to carve themselves from the tools used.”
“The beauty of working with stone is its timelessness. Stone is birthed from of the earth, formed and sculpted in its own perfect way, and I can bring new life to it carving with old and new methods.”