Roe Buck Jumping - 2012
Quick and graceful, the Roe Deer lives in woodland and is mostly active at dawn and dusk. Small and shy, Roe Deer are not as sociable as other breeds, living in small groups. They are elegant nimble creatures, and when alarmed, will flee with a bounding gait.
Hamish Mackie has created a series of bronze Roe Deer sculptures in a variety of characteristic poses. Placed alone or grouped together in a woodland garden, they provide a charming focal point.
His bronze Roe Buck Jumping sculptures show the Roe Deer bounding with characteristic springing gait.
This sculpture of a Roe Buck Jumping shows the animal’s legs tucked under, capturing both the ease and physicality of its movement.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
Portraying movement in bronze is often my objective in my work and this sculpture, which was made with Roe Buck Jumping Outstretched, shows a photographic freeze frame moment taken with my Leica camera, just as Eadweard Muybridge had done in the 19th Century. As Edward Lucie-Smith said in 2013, “Mackie, dealing with subjects where capturing motion is the very essence of what the artist has to do, shows himself adept at achieving this – his animals always seem to be on the move, or ready, at any moment, to move.”