There are about 180 species of chameleons in the wild throughout the world. Such an interesting animal (or reptile) - slow moving, stealth-like creature with the ability to change it’s colour to suit it’s immediate environment. The master of camouflage. They are so hard to spot - in fact the best time to see one is at night when your torchlight reflects it’s eyes back at you.
Their eyes act like telephoto lenses, zooming in on a prey to check it out, and then launching that sticky tongue to ensnare the wretched insect!
Very effective as hunters despite their slow movement.
My bronze is quite a naive representation, but what I was really interested in was it’s wide stance on a branch, and representing the ‘feeling’ of the Chameleon rather than faithful detailing. As I develop as a sculptor I will be pushing more for the right attitude of the animal, rather than the detailing.
If the attitude of the animal and the feeling you get from it is wrong, then the bronze is wrong. You should be able to glance at it from any angle and see this - what I call ‘attitude’.
It’s about balance, poise, weight distriibution - attitude!
Another series of 12 but unfortunately this series is SOLD OUT