Giraffe Head Study - 2016 SOLD OUT
Hamish says giraffe are fairly similar to camel when it comes to sculpting them. Interestingly, their Latin name is camelopardalis which derives from the Ancient Greek words for camel and leopard. With its height and its spots, it is easy to see why.
Hamish’s bronze Giraffe sculpture is a detailed study of her head, showing her long sinuous neck with its short upright mane, and her horn-like protuberances called ossicones. Her eyes are located high on each side of her head, giving her a wide field of peripheral vision. It is difficult not to feel a sense of wonder at these extraordinary animals, and Hamish’s limited edition Giraffe sculpture would make a great present for anybody interested in African wildlife.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
I have sculpted Giraffe on previous trips to Africa, so on my trip to Lewa Conservancy in Kenya in 2016, I was keen to sculpt one again. The opportunity came when I stayed at Sirioki Lodge for a couple of nights. Ndito was very tame and easy to get close to; she thought she was a horse, therefore ideal to sculpt at close quarters! I hope my sculpture reflects this closeness.... quite an experience!