Running Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) *in the foundry
This is a work in progress - I can feel my bronzes evolving. I’ve always wanted to do an animal in full flight, so a cheetah is the perfect subject. It’s amazing how focused they are - their head always upright regardless of the acute angles it takes the corners.
This cheetah of mine, is in full flight, but it’s intended prey has cornered the other way, so this moment is just before it changes direction, leaning over to the opposite side - all in a blur of movement. You literally have to take a photograph or study this kind of moment in extreme slow motion. Imagine what artists had to do before the invention of the camera to capture a moment in time.
This wax has been delivered to the foundry (beginning of March 2019).
I can’t wait to see the finished product. It’s a very exciting part of the process for me.
I want it to be leaning over at this acute angle, but with one foot as the point of contact with the base.
Standing at 16cms, the body length is 25cms and nose to tail is 42cms.
This is a series of 12 and the first one will be signed and numbered 1/12
Price - On application (please go to the contact/price request page)
So far this is only a wax, but it is nearing completion. I am very excited about my subject matter having much more movement - it is in these moments of the chase or being chased that you can feel the tension, the bunched muscles, and that makes for a very exciting bronze.