my buying my soapstone directly from the mine "Les Pierres
Stéatites Inc". in large slabs (75 pounds plus),
I am not limited to restricting my ideas of what to carve. This
often results in smaller odd shaped pieces of stone being leftover.
For this carving I chose one of these odd
shaped pieces of stone that was on my leftover pallet. I could
see that it would fit the shape of the carving I had in mind.
The piece of soapstone I am using for this carving
is 7 1/2" high by 5" wide by 2 1/2" thick.