Giraffe Male - 2017

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered Edition of 12, Dated 2017
5,500 Inc. VAT
43cm long x 46cm high x 14cm wide / 17" long x 18" high x 5.5" wide
Sculptures can be shipped world wide at cost, no VAT payable on exports outside the EU.

Giraffe Male 2017 is one of a set of three giraffe running sculptures - Giraffe Male, Giraffe Female and Giraffe Youngster - that Hamish was inspired to make by his 2016 research trip to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.

Often Giraffe are seen quietly browsing the acacia canopies. Hamish has chosen instead to depict a family group in full flight, capturing the lolloping gait of the gangly but nimble giraffe and the anatomical differences between the male, female and youngster, especially evident in their head shapes.

Available individually, Hamish's bronze Giraffe sculptures can be placed together to form a striking centrepiece running down a table or grouped as an ensemble for a smaller side table or window still.

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moulds at foundry for giraffe
Hamish with giraffe in wild
Hamish with giraffe sculptures

As well as observing the wild giraffe I was lucky to spend a few nights at the amazing Sirikoi Lodge with the purpose of spending some time with Ndito a now independent but hand reared 18ft high reticulated giraffe. One day this would make a fantastic larger scale sculpture, all three giraffes with a lion in pursuit. Will the youngster see off the lion with those dangerous flying feet....?