Before and After - monolithic hand carved rock wall
It'll be a cold day in....
Whoa, whoa, whoa - it won't be cold at all actually, not when you finish your next winter exhibit in artificial snow and ice. Wavestone has perfected the rock - ice -snow combo. Our standard concrete rock is complimented with extremely durable resin ice and snow that is suitable for animal or human contact. Perfect for dioramas, zoo habitats or education exhibits. Everything is hand carved and painted to produce an absolutely realistic environment minus the cold.
Hand carved Ice berg
I'm sorry but....this is only the tip of.... ohhh stop. Hey look we can make huge completely realistic ice bergs to ice lands. Give us a call 604-612-2467. Polar bear approved.
Add a little curb appeal and distinction to your property with a custom engraved address rock. Wavestone can produce any size or type of rock, we can provide any custom font, we can add the street or family name and we can even add an engraved image. Address rocks can also be made larger for entry gates or integrated into rock retaining walls.
I have so much respect for designers with bold visions!! The ripple effect is being commissioned to produce incredibly fun works like this reception feature wall designed by Beyond Beige Interior Design for Stirling Law's new office in Pacific Center. Referenced from the Lions gate bridge this bas-relief needed to be light weight for placement and a quick install. The lion was hand sculpt from foam, hard coated in polyurethane and the wall was faux concrete paint finished. We installed the lion and painted the wall in a day. I have to say after mixing concrete for 15 years - it was incredibly satisfying to faux finish that will with paint.
How to build a man cave
The first step in building the perfect man cave is to literally design a cave. The next step - call Wavestone Sculpture - we'll do the rest. This was the approach our client took for his private home theater. 'John.D' wanted a mine shaft home theater, he had an idea of the basic layout and the special features he wanted but had no idea where to start for the integration of the rock work. We set up a meeting, took a look at the open space and quickly drafted some ideas onsite and then got to work. Sometimes, it can be that simple.
Designing the Man Cave
We literally came to the site and took some measurements, gave a quote and the next step was getting straight to work. No costly design plans, no lengthy correspondence - the client simply said - I like your work, I want a cave. It doesn't happen often but I like to point this out as proof that you can work under your own terms and conditions. We certainly didn't mind.
Concrete Artificial Rock
From monolithic rock walls over 10,000 square feet to intimate backyard waterfalls, Wavestone sculpture delivers the highest quality in craftsmanship, artistry and realism. We've got this down to an art - literally. Wavestone rock work is made from custom hand sculpted and painted concrete which will outlast all other artificial rock products such as fiberglass or plastic. Concrete is not only durable, it's made from a variety of stones and minerals - it's the material of choice for all professional artificial rock fabricators.
Sculpting from Bowen Island
Over the past ten years living on Bowen Island I've had the pleasure to partially work from home. While 90% of my work is completed onsite due to scale, some projects are small enough to create right here at home. Nearly all of my projects are commission based and nature seems to be a fitting market for an artist living on the roughed and wild west coast of Canada. It's hard not to be inspired by nature when you live in this environment. It's even harder to rationalize how we see ourselves as separate from nature as if we have somewhere else to live....ahhh humans....
Polar Bear Sculpture
This sculpture was created for the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Manitoba. This is a common pose when polar bears are hunting and looking into breathing holes located in the ice - watch out seals and well...anything coming up for air. I love commissions for learning and education exhibits because of the specific requirements which informs the work. I would never have thought of putting a bear in this pose.
Black Bear Sculpture
This is a fun blast from the past. I sculpted this bear back in 2007. It was the first large sculpture I made that was not a commission. I just wanted to sculpt a black bear catching a fish on a rock. No heavy concept just hey - lets sculpt a bear. It sat in my studio for a few years before finding it's home in West Vancouver.
Translucent Resin Sculptures
This work was purely to test a new gel resin material I had made by specific request. I wanted a translucent gel that I could brush into a one piece mold so that I didn't have to pour full molds (very expensive) or make complicated molds for monolithic sculptural works. The material worked great and I cast two fish, one placed outdoors and one indoors for over four years. They are both still in excellent condition. It's an excellent product for large scale translucent sculptures, perfect for indoors or outdoors.
Concrete Rock Retaining Walls provided by local Bowen Business Wavestone Sculpture.
The rain stopped and the sun came out for the official opening of Burke Mountain Pioneer Park in Coquitlam BC. It was a really nice opening with a tasty bbq, live music, fun games and a few words from the City of Coquitlam and Wesbild. The beautiful 4.4 acre park was designed by Durante Kreuk Ltd. Landscape Architecture and funding was shared equally by the City of Coquitlam and Wesbild. It was a pleasure working on this project and we're thrilled to have provided the sculptural play equipment.
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Please join the official opening of the new Burke Mountain Pioneer Park located in Coquitlam British Columbia. Wavestone hand sculpted this play sculpture on location. The new park also includes a grass sports field, sports court, table games, a community garden and open lawn picnic area.
Wavestone Sculpture was proud to supply the villa stone walls for Cantu's booth at this years Luxury Home and Design show held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This stunning booth was designed by Catherine Adams and built by Euro Canadian Construction. The booth stole the show and won with the most voted show suite.
Wavestone now produces snow and ice for interactive exhibits! These samples were recently developed for an indoor visitor centre which requires an extremely tough material for public contact. The snow and ice look exceptionally real especially when placed within our rock work! The snow and ice can withstand any climate condition and is suitable for underwater designs - such as polar exhibits!
This cozy rock surround was built around a Jacuzzi J-210, transforming a small walk out patio into a spa oasis that blends right into this stunning west coast property. The rock surround was hand carved with GFRC on location.
GFRC basalt columns hand carved on site. Great for privacy!
Wavestone was comissioned to replicate rundlestone boulders for the Rivera Estates entry sign in Cochrane Alberta. This project was built using shotcrete and hand sculpted on location. The stone in the bottom left corner measured 14' long and 3' high, building rocks of this scale is one of the advantages of using Wavestone rock work.