Pine Marten Climbing - 2012
The Pine Marten is the elusive cousin of the more common Ferret and Weasel, all belonging to the Mustelid family. A protected species in the United Kingdom, the Pine Marten was considered extinct in England until very recently, when evidence suggests that some recolonisation from Scotland may have occurred.
Hamish’s bronze Pine Marten Climbing sculpture shows this shy animal on a tree branch, with his characteristic bushy tail, long body and small rounded ears. It is available in a limited edition of 12.
This endangered animal, who once freely roamed our forests, continues to be threatened by loss of habitat and human interference. Hamish’s sensitive rendering reminds us what a great loss it would be to our national wildlife if the population of Pine Martens reduces any further
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
Pine Martens are no longer found in the English countryside, but are found in Scotland, and Europe. They are countryside animal that I have always wanted to sculpt, so when a client asked if I had ever sculpted one, I decided it was the moment to do so. I sculpted these two Pine Marten in my studio from research gathered from the internet.