By Cody Chavez

Animal: Whale, Material: Amber
This offering is sold.
Amber is fossilized tree resin that can encapsulate plants, insects and other creatures. It formed long ago when trees sustained injuries, like broken branches. Their immune systems formed sap around the area and then a semi-solid resin oozed to protect those parts. Cody Chavez's golden amber whale appears to have tiny particles held within it. What might they be? Turquoise inlaid eyes, a drilled blow hole, an upright fluke and lovely ventral grooves were given to this approximate 1 5/8" long, 1/2" wide and 1" tall ocean wonder.