Hamish’s bronze sculpture of a Whale Fluke is such a tactile piece of work. It invites the viewer to touch its smooth surface and voluptuous contours. Hamish has created an extraordinary monument to one of nature’s most remarkable creatures.
The whale’s fluke is so much more than just an appendage to propel these huge marine mammals through the water. With unique markings, they are as individual to each whale as a fingerprint. They are used to assist with feeding, to regulate body temperature, and to communicate by slapping on the surface of the ocean. When a whale dives to the depths, the last thing we see of him is his fluke rising up above the sea – an iconic image.