Fine Art in Solid Surface

Creating From a Shared Idea!!

Designed and Carved by Becki Babb ~ Painted by Todd A. Babb
Transported by Byron D. Babb

Drawing for Dolphin Pedistal Sink Base by Becki Babb

 The Dolphin Pedestal Sink Base was first a shared idea of creating a Solid Surface Dolphin with a Wave Base to hold a Clear Glass Kohler Vessel Sink. The Idea turned into a Drawing. Sizes were agreed on. 

Mock Up Carving of Dolphin in MDF Board

A Mock Up of the Dolphin was Created and Carved in Medium Density Fiber Board to work out the details and make adjustments before the carving began in Solid Surface.

Steel Armature for Dolphin Pedistal Sink Base        Steel Armature for Dolphin Pedistal Sink Base

An armature was made of steel by a talented metal smith to help support the sculpture. 

Different stages of the Carving Process     Corian(r) Dolphin ~ HiMacs Wave ~ Carving in White

The Dolphin and Wave began by Stacking, Laminating and Shaping the 
Solid Surface. The Dolphin was created with Corian® 
the Wave was created with LG Hi Macs.

Sculpted Dolphin Sink Base Created in Corian(r) and LG HiMacs
In its "Baby" Stage it was Sculpted and Carved all in White. 

Dolphin Pedistal Sink Base Created in Corian(r) and LG HiMacs
Photo by Ron Dubick

Waves were added to the top of the Kohler Spun Glass Bowl to hold a Glass Soap Dispenser.  The Wave Curls were designed to hold Hand Towels. 
Back Lighting is used in the Base Waves which Illuminate and act as a Night Light!

 Dolphin Pedistal Sink Base Created in Corian(r) and LG Hi Macs
Photo by Ron Dubick

Todd A. Babb added his magic of color and it was time to transport "Baby" to its new home on Little Gasparilla Island!

   Transporting the Sculpture by Van      Transporting the Sculpture by Boat      Transporting the Sculpture by Boat

The sculpture was transported first by truck with Byron at the wheel, the contractor Bruce transported us by his barge type boat, the sculpture, weighing an estimated three to four hundred pounds, was then hand carried up nineteen feet of stairs by Byron and the builder to finally be placed in its new home!
The weather was all to kind for the day of the boat ride to the Island.

Final adjustments were made for the plumbing fixtures the install is complete!!

Many Thanks to Ron and Jan for thinking "Outside the Box" and making this Sculpture possible!!

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