Humpback Whale

Massive, serene, calm, wise, present.


40" wide x 17" tall x 9" deep


I created this humpback whale sculpture for two dear friends as a late wedding present and a timely house warming gift. I asked them what they may like and they requested a whale which was very exciting because that was on my shortlist of things I wanted to create! I love it when that happens.

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Stainless steel humpback whale sculpture
Artist Aiden Dale with stainless steel humpback whale sculpture
Head close up from metal humpback whale sculpture
Body close up from metal humpback whale sculpture
Sculptor Aiden Dale with his metal humpback whale sculpture

It was so much fun to form all the little barnacles and bumps that make a whale seem old and weathered, and in my opinion even more beautiful! One thing that was surprisingly challenging was creating the tail because unlike a fish tail that is in line with the rest of the body making it easy to create as a wall hanging piece the whale tale is perpendicular to the body, which would mean half of it should go straight into the wall. So I had to create a smaller fin and angle it up to make it appear to be foreshortened. It was hard to get the illusion just right but I think it ended up working out pretty well!

This metal humpback whale sculpture is wall hanging, made entirely of stainless steel, colored using only heat patinas and is safe to be kept outdoors!