Tiger Head Study - 2016

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 12, Dated 2016
6,400 Inc. VAT
Long neck with Kilkenny stone base: 49cm high x 27cm long x 28cm wide / 19" high x 10.5" long x 11" wide OR Short neck Hornton stone base: 35cm high x 27cm long x 27cm wide / 14" high x 10.5" long x 10.5" wide
Sculptures can be shipped world wide at cost, no VAT payable on exports outside the EU.

“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 limited edition Tiger Head sculpture is a powerful, heavily textured piece, showing the animal’s proud strong head and intelligent eyes. Available either with long neck with Kilkenny stone base, or short neck with Hornton stone base.

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THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING

tiger head sculpture in workshop
Hamish working on Tiger Head
Workshop with tiger sculptures
Photo of tiger in long grass

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 I did was then translated into four separate studies of tiger. This tiger head sculpture shows the stare of a tiger, full of intent.