Camel Standing - 2012
"Camels are great characters to sculpt. Their faces are very expressive, their bodies lean and muscular." (HM)
Like all Hamish’s wildlife sculptures, his bronze Camel sculptures were observed from life and created with a close understanding of the animal’s anatomy and form. Part of the appeal of Hamish Mackie Sculptures is that the artist captures the real physicality of his subjects. He imbues a foundation of anatomical correctness with a character and energy which bring his sculptures to life.
Available in a limited edition of 12, Hamish’s bronze Camel Standing sculpture evokes scenes of the desert where this Arabian camel thrives. His long powerful legs and flat feet are perfectly evolved for travelling effectively over sand.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
The desert and the Bedouin have always held a fascination for me. Studying camels showed that their bodies are efficient and hard working tools. It gave me a great insight into nomadic life. As with Camel Sitting, this Camel Standing was made as a maquette for Camel life size. It was sculpted from life on a research trip to the U.A.E. in 2013, using my travelling studio box. The armature was made in my studio in Oxfordshire and secured to the inside of the lid of the box for transportation. I used Plasticine, which was easy to warm and mould in the searing Arabian temperatures! The making these camel sculptures made the front page of The National newspaper, U.A.E. in an article written by Thamer Al Subaihi (17 June 2013)