Palace or castle, hand carved, hand cast in hard plaster by California artist, Farrell Hamann. Museum quality toy. Massive stone walls and architectural details. Ashlar construction. Currently in Sacramento, California. Artist sculpted this piece over a 7 month period of time. Each tower has a secret. There are four towers, each with staircases. <br />
The six Biteys shown in the video are also the creation of the artist. Other work by the artist in this series is a Chateau on Rock, an engraved castle that burned out 4 engravers, and a "Castle Village) which consists of nine buildings. Other plaster works include: Huge spheres, obelisks, "Monuments", giant flowers, and handmade marble towers (also called marble runs). Artist is looking for a permanent home for his collection. The collection includes: Famous mosaic eggs, sculpture, modern acrylic paintings on canvas, wall hangings, Mosaic encrusted vases and urns, graphics, and even writing.<br />
Quotes: "Unique collection" The J. Paul Getty Museum, "Beautiful" Oprah Winfrey, "A world of visual gems" the Sacramento Bee, "American version of the Faberge eggs" KCRA TV, and: "Fascinating mosaic eggs" Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.<br />
Artist has mosaic eggs from the collection in The White House, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Petaluma Museum, and in the hands of a number of celebrities. Several of the pieces were stolen.