Cheetah - 2020

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Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie
Numbered Edition of 12
Dated 2020

67cm long x 32cm high x 34cm wide / 26.5″ x 12.5″ x 13.5″

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Cheetah are an endangered species. The population has halved in the last decade and they now number just 7000 in the wild. They are the fastest animal on the planet – evolution has engineered an aerodynamic body frame over a lightweight skeleton, capable of speeds up to 93km/h. They use their whole body for speed; the long flexible spine allows for rapid changes of direction and the massive tail acts as a counter balance and rudder.

It is the dynamic action of a cheetah at full speed that Hamish has successfully captured in Cheetah 2020. This bronze cheetah is available in a limited edition of 12 and would make a great gift for collectors of African wildlife sculpture.


On one of my Visits to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya I met Toki and Sambu – the orphaned cheetah clubs made famous by wildlife cameraman Simon King of Big Cat Diaries. This was a chance to get up close to cheetah, an experience that has stayed with me ever since. I have also been lucky enough to study cheetah with Africat in Namibia. As the fastest animal on the planet, I find them an irresistible subject and have often returned to sculpting them over the years.

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