The Flying Hippo Maquette
My Flying Hippo is a medium sized maquette in cast bronze. Female Hippo is swimming gracefully through the air, weightless as if immersed in water.
Size; L/B/h 64/51/80cm in a patinated stainless steel box; 40/40/10cm
My choice of patina, a deep ferric red to purple resembles their natural colour while emphasizing volume with greens, yellows to turquoise in the dark recesses.
In anticipation of a large Flying Hippopotamus, watch this space…
Crocodile maquette is a bronze maquette size; l/b/h 30/30/45 cm on top of its base 21/21/9.5cm
In anticipation of a garden sized crocodile,
What a delightful character!
There stands Goddess in bronze, edition number 2/5
The Giant Octopus ‘Kraken’ close up detail, Bronze Edition 1/6
And there they stand, my two lates monumental sculptures on my veranda in sunny Stellenbosch South Africa
Hippopotami are lithe and graceful beneath the surface, pure delight, what a sight!
The large and small Flying Hippo Maquettes stand in my studio, complete, in wax for bronze.
‘Kraken’ bronze, specs are as follows;
Mounted upon a rusted mild steel plinth;
base’ 1000x1000x900H cm
Weight; 227 kg
She stands in good company with my ‘Goddess’ the North Westerly Wind outside my studio/gallery in Stellenbosch South Africa.