Tiger Walking - 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, 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 has created his bronze Tiger Walking sculpture to show the innate power and agility of the animal, suggested in the defined musculature and fluidity of its movements. It is 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 I did was then translated into four separate studies of tiger. In this sculpture I wanted to portray the animals power, shown in the gait of their shoulder blades as they walk.