The Eland is a type of spiral-horned antelope, found on the plains and savannahs of Southern and East Africa. It has been domesticated all over the region and is used for milk, meat and hide. Hamish has observed them at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, where numbers are on the increase. They roam in large herds of up to 500, feed at dawn and dusk, and rest in the heat of the day.
Male elands can weigh up to 1,000 kg (1 ton). Hamish had created this bronze sculpture of an eland in mid-run, its great weight frozen in a moment of time. He has developed a dry dusty patina for the sculpture, very close in colour to an eland, which also gives a sense of the arid heat of their African habitat.
Eland 2019 is a great addition to Hamish’s African sculptures and is available in a Limited Edition of 12.