Diceros Bicornis - the ‘Hook Lipped’ - Black Rhinoceros is an awesome and awe inspiring animal. Beware his temper, and his incredible speed and agility when it comes to exercising that temper! The pre-hensile lip for plucking leaves from bushes and trees, is the most notable characteristic compared with it’s cousin the white or square lipped Rhino. It is smaller in size than the white rhino, but more formidable as it is much more aggressive of the two.
I’ve always wanted to sculpt a rhino, ever since I bought William Kentridge’s one and only Rhino charcoal and chalk masterpiece back in the mid 80’s. So I have finally got round to it, and made this part of my renaissance movement.
I have modelled this wax beyond the pictures you see here, so it has finally been delivered to the foundry The first bronze will be out in a few weeks from now (1st March 2019) - so some time in April.
Standing 16.5cms at the shoulder, and 30 cms in length, this bronze will also be a series of 12, with this first one being signed and numbered 1/12.
Price - On application (please go to the contact/price request page)