Wick Ahrens is active/lives in Vermont, California. Wick Ahrens is known for whale sculptures, sea-going mammals.
Biography Wick Ahrens
Beginning art instruction at age 8, Wick Ahrens had a traditional education, studying at Vesper George School of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and in the studio of his mentor, Clark Voorhees of Weston, Vermont.
The artist had been sculpting whales for years, working at cabinetry to support his obsession with sea-going mammals. In Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Ahrens studied gray whales during their annual retreat from Alaska for mating and calving. In San Ignacio Lagoon, a 40-foot whale allowed the artist to stroke its throat -- an encounter which transformed Ahrens's life and, of course, his work. Not long thereafter, he was commissioned to sculpt an 18-foot whale for permanent display in the Coyote Point Museum -- the world's larges
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