Camel Head Female - 2017

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 12, Dated 2017
2,800 Inc. VAT
25cm long x 36cm high x 12.5cm wide / 10" long x 14" high x 5" wide
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Hamish has long been intrigued by camels and nomadic life and they are a subject he returns to from time to time. The dromedary camel is central to Arabian and North African life; used for meat and diary, transport, textiles, sport and the military. Their strength and resilience, and ability to adapt to extreme temperatures and terrain, is a great example of perfect anatomical evolution.

"Studying camels showed me that their bodies are efficient and hard working tools. It also gave me a great insight into nomadic life." (HM)

Camels have very expressive faces and Hamish has captured the character of his subject in this fine bronze Camel Head sculpture.



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Hamish with camel
Camel with model camel
Hamish with camels

From an early age I have had a fascination with camels and the Bedouin. After a busy October in 2016, with my solo show in London, I headed to the Empty Quarter for some peace and quiet! It was a real adventure to travel self-guided with friends across the Lewa Crescent, 180 km through the Rub' al Khali. Although from the amount of wildlife and tracks I spotted, it seems far from empty. During my last visit to the UAE in 2013, I sculpted a Bull Camel who had the most stubborn features. This time I was inspired to sculpt a rather more refined female who are much more affectionate.