Pangolin being patinated

Animal sculptures, Art, Bronze sculpture, Fine Art 19 May 2016

Pangolin locally known as Ietermagog is my latest sculpture character cast in bronze. 

The Pangolin is a silent, mysterious mammal, a beautifully armoured beast.

 I have made her female and she is curled up in a characteristic defensive manner, though here she reveals herself to the viewer.

She is another tactile, interactive sculpture, made to place and handle without a fixed position.

She forms a spiral, representative of the spiral of life.

These lovely creatures are sadly being hunted to extinction.

This is a monumental bronze sculpture, dedicated to the plight of the Pangolin.

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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 www.stephenrautenbach.co.za and www.stephenrautenbach.com

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