River Stone With Orca

This fireplace surround is constructed of river stone. The stone is inlaid with a relief carving of an Orca and her calf as they are breaking water.

The stone surround has tight fit joints. The flagstone hearth is cut from sandstone.

Two short sandstone mantel shelves are supported by granite corbels (knee braces). These shelves provide a surface for displaying photographs and ornaments.

The relief carving is set amidst a dynamic design of smaller stones which indicate that the whales are breaching.

The white pebbles portray the water surface as it breaks into fragmented spray.