This amazing stone was a rejected end cut off from a much larger jade river
float and gifted as a
curiosity. Examples of Kokopu jade
as strongly marked
with rich, dendritic veins such as this are few and far between.
Inlaid eyes of
6" x 6" x 4"
Initial carving was
started early to mid '80s but soon ceased as the complexity became apparent. The promise of a special carving kept the barely started piece next to the bench for 12 years. In a state of solitude and isolation inspiration flared.
Carving resumed and
she was completed in
a single minded project lasting many