Large Dodo Portrait

Uncategorized 27 Jun 2013
Dodo Bird, extinct, Dodo statue, Stephen rautenbach, Dodo sculpture, Bronze

The Bass relief relates the story of the extinction of the Dodo bird.

Dodo bird, Mauritius, extinct, bronze Dodo statue

A Portrait bust of the Dodo bird


My Portfolio: I am a sculptor and artist. I studied Fine Art at Mandela Metropolitan University. I worked as a fettler and an artisan at a bronze foundry for a couple of years. I was a teacher of sculpture at Somerset College for four and a half years and also lectured space and volume at Stellenbosch University for a short period. I did teach sculpture privately. I have a public studio/gallery in Stellenbosch South Africa. I do private and corporate commissions on sculptural portraiture, animal and bird sculptures. Sculptures are made in wax, plasticine or plaster before I have them cast in bronze. I am currently represented by the George Thornton Art Gallery in the UK, Nottingham, where I have sculptures on Exhibition. Locally in South Africa I have a few bronze sculptures at the Posthouse Gallery as well as an extensive collection of bronze sculptures at my Studio Gallery, 44 Church Street Stellenbosch South Africa. I do illustrative pen and ink drawings and the occasional lithograph. My other website is and

Comments 3

  1. Linda says on 13 May 2016

    Do you still have this dodo bronze? My husband and I were in Stellenboch about 18months ago and he fell in love with it.


    • Stephen Rautenbach says on 13 May 2016

      Dear Linda,

      It is lovely to hear from you.
      Thank you for leaving a message for me on my website. I do have the Dodo Bust immediately available in the gallery.

      The bronze sculpture is number three of eight possible castings on the edition. Please do send me an email at and I will send you pricing details.

      With kind regards,



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