I posted this photo yesterday on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. My name for this carving is; C. Farley A Fat Bear in A Little Boat.
I loved Chris Farley’s humour and I Still do even though he passed away 20 years ago yesterday. Can that really be true? It seems too long ago. I still watch his road trip movie ; Tommy Boy whenever it comes on and of course old SNL skits. Humour is a basic need in life. Like friendships, humour is that something that makes a bad day better and a great day awesome. Injecting some humor into my carvings I believe shows that soapstone art can be anything the carver makes it. An aggressive eagle, the tree of peace or this fat bear in a little boat. I believe in art reflecting the artist and his or her interests. This piece of art does that.
Talking technically for a moment, I made the paddle and for someone with large size hands that was a feat in itself.. The boat and the bear are all one piece of Brazilian soapstone. This piece of art makes me smile every time I see it just like the real Chris Farley made me smile. One day someone will feel the same and buy it for their mantle or office and smile.
Enjoy your life, enjoy the upcoming holidays and buy art!!