Lioness Head Life Size 2023

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie
Numbered Edition of 12
Dated 2023

54cm high x 34cm long x 50cm wide [including 8cm high Kilkenny stone base] (21″ x 13.5″ x 19.5″)

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£13,000 inc VAT

In 2019, I spent a very happy two weeks researching lion in the Lewa-Borana landscape in Kenya with the Big Cat monitoring team. There’s a rocky outcrop at Borana which was actually the inspiration for Pride Rock in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’! This research was initially for two life size lion I later made in my studio.

For one reason or the other, the lioness’s head is one of the strongest and most depicted subjects of the animal kingdom. My Lioness Head 2023 has been sculpted out of HS2 clay dug up near the foundry that casts my sculptures into bronze. After being processed through my pug mill, stones and all, it has a lovely organic texture. I have kept it very soft in order to build up the surface in layers, starting wet and loose, and then quite tight in the final details both in handling and surface quality. Worked with a mixture of mostly homemade tools and my hands, this sculpture has a lovely rich surface.

Sculpture in the Making

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