Lyle Sopel 

Whiterock, B.C. Canada

2014 Entry – Candy Mountain

Jade, Calcite, Agate
22 x 14 x 14 inches

The environment is an important part of this piece. When I first saw the calcite base I knew this sculpture had to have a Bear subject involved with it. The texture and the color lends so strongly to a river or frozen setting it was as if I had no choice. When completed I found the color combination of the minerals so appealing they remind me of candy.

Story is an important part of my work, and this piece tells a likely scenario of mother and cubs interacting on a salmon river. Learning the essentials of life. While one cub looks on as the mother demonstrates the other has proven to be the strongest and fastest learner by catching his own fish.


Past Carvings