Kudu - 2016

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 12, Dated 2016
8,700 Inc. VAT
56cm long x 69cm high x 23cm wide / 22" long x 27" high x 9" wide
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The Kudu is a type of antelope, a shy animal, rarely seen in open ground. It hides in thickets, perfectly camouflaged with its disruptive colouration which mimics the light falling on the dappled environment. No wonder that Hamish found them tricky to spot!

Their impressive spiral horns can grow up to 6 foot in length and are highly prized in Africa, used for medicinal purposes, musical instruments and containers.

Hamish’s bronze Kudu sculpture captures the female kudu, warily keeping a look out for predators, her beautifully sculptural horns proudly aloft. Available in a limited edition of 12, this is an unusual and sensitive rendering of one of Africa’s rare sights.

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THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING

Hamish working on kudu sculpture
photo of kudu in wild
wild kudu at night
overhead shot of wild kudu

The Kudu are one of my favourite gazelle, and one that I have always wanted to sculpt. While at Lewa Conservency in 2016, I looked every day for one of the 18 kudu within the 62,000 acre reserve. On the last morning I found the "Grey Ghosts" and spent a wonderful few hours observing them. Kudu 2016 was sculpted back in my studio using research, and in a position I witnessed. At the foundry, I used the patination to accentuate their pale "Grey Ghost" colouring.