Pine Marten - 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.
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.
Hamish’s bronze Pine Marten sculpture shows the animal standing alert, as if watching for danger, his bushy tail out behind him. Available in a limited edition of 12, it would make an unusual gift for wildlife lovers.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
Pine Martens are an endangered species which is highly protected. I sculpted this sculpture, together with Pine Marten Climbing, in my studio from photographs and film I had researched from the internet. They are extremely difficult animals to find and even harder to photograph!