Patagonia I was created in 2018 specifically for Ray design shop by Mike McClellan, an artist residing in both California and on Shelter Island. His artworks are characterized by bold, sweeping forms, innovative use of colored stone, and the edgy balance between the weight of the rock and the air that flows through and around the negative spaces in his shapes. His influences are Brancusi, Arp, Moore and Noguchi.
This piece, entitled Patagonia I, is made from Patagonia Onyx and is post-mounted to minimalist black granite base. It measures 10½ x 7 x 4 inches. This stone from Argentina is considered quite rare and is in high demand due to its unique variegated veining and rich blue green color.