Tiger Drinking - 2016 SOLD OUT
“There is no comparison between a wild tiger and one that you might have seen in the confines of a zoo. The whole character of the animal changes when it is in captivity, not in the least because he no longer has to fend for himself. Seeing a Bengal Tiger dragging a freshly killed Samba back into his habitat was an incredibly powerful and inspiring thing to witness.” (HM)
Like Rembrandt, Bugatti and Antoine-Louis Barye before him, Hamish has been inspired to depict the Tiger. His experience of studying Tigers in Bengal, instills each bronze Tiger sculpture with a realism and a spirit that only comes from seeing these magnificent Big Cats in the flesh.
Hamish’s Tiger Drinking sculpture shows the animal crouched down, lapping at the water below him. It is a remarkable study of the closely observed anatomy of this big cat and really conveys the power and strength in the tiger’s body. Available in limited edition.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
On our India research trip in 2015, we travelled to both Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra and Kaziranga National Park in Assam. We were lucky enough to see tiger in both parks as well as other animals. My Leica was on overdrive, and the research translated into four separate studies of tiger. This sculpture is inspired by a photograph taken by our Naturalist, Chinmay Joshi, showing the raw strength in the tiger's shoulder blades.
"Sculpting en plein air is only one aspect of Mackie’s intensive field research. It goes hand in hand with his wildlife photography, enabling him to bring every detail of his observed subject back to the studio. Mackie has accumulated such a rich seam of insightful images that it now represents a body of work in its own right." – by Nico Kos Earl