Boxing Hares - 2017 SOLD OUT
Hamish has returned to one of his favourite subjects with this extraordinary Boxing Hares sculpture, originally commissioned for a private garden in Norfolk.
“In this sculpture I wanted to capture a fleeting moment, to express the strength and agility of the hares as they box. I kept thinking about Mohammed Ali’s catchphrase ‘float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’ which sums up perfectly the spirit of boxing hares.” (HM)
Hamish’s bronze hare sculpture composition has an angular, almost choreographed, symmetry that lends it a balletic air. His sculpture freezes a specific moment in time while conveying all the passion and dynamic movement of March hares boxing in the fields in Spring.
Available in a limited edition of 12.
See also bronze boxing Hares 2018.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
I come back to hares over and over, but I knew this time I wanted to tell more of a story in my sculpture. I also wanted to push the structural boundaries of my work and my Boxing Hares certainly presented technical challenges. This was a complicated composition to balance - the top hare is cantilevered by the base and using traditional LG3, the lower hare’s legs have been cast with stainless steel inside to give enough strength for the sculpture to stand.