Cheetah - 2018
Cheetah are the fastest land mammal, being able to sprint short distances at 65 MPH. They have evolved perfectly for speed with a streamlined body, a long flexible spine to allow for rapid changes of direction, light bones and huge lung capacity. Their long muscular tail helps with balance.
Hamish's acute understanding of big cat anatomy and behaviour is apparent in Cheetah 2018, showing the animal in full flight.
This sculpture is scaled to its companion pieces Impala 2018 and Cheetah Impala Kill 2018, which make up a dramatic narrative trio. It is also available individually and makes a dynamic impact when displayed alone.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
Cheetah are a subject I come back to time and time again. I am fascinated by their anatomy and the way they have evolved so well for speed. I am lucky enough to have studied them over many years in the wild, at Lewa in Kenya and Africat in Namibia.