Tiger In Tree - 2016
“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 bronze Tiger in Tree sculpture is available in limited edition. It shows a tiger lying along a branch of a tree, watching intently. Arranged in this typical pose, we are reminded how quietly and effectively tigers can hide their presence, one of the things that makes them such a formidable hunter.
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 I did was then translated into four separate studies of tiger. This sculpture was inspired by the Indian forest, the tiger habitat, where it is camouflaged to all.