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Whale Tail
by Tom Givens
wood
12' x 24' x 26'

Location: Meadowcreek Heights Road/250 ByPass


Tom Givens Sculpture

Value: $30,000

5 year lease to own by the City

Artist Statement

At the beginning of 2006, I was smitten by a calendar photograph of a sperm whale tail. I became obsessed with the image and decided to share my obsession with the rest of Charlottesville through ArtInPlace.

The Tail is created from discarded wood, much of it harvested locally. The skin is cedar waste from a millwork shop. The base is comprised of branches and roots from a single Osage-orange tree.

Tom Givens
1711 Essex Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434-296-2968
Website: www.thomasgivens.com
Email: thomas@thomasgivens.com


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