Gentle Giant of the Savannah- Sculpture of Lord Derby Eland
I have called this sculpture “The Gentle Giant Of The Savannah”. This is my second attempt. The previous one I called “Lord Derby’s Giant” sold out in Las Vegas SCI this year. This piece depicts a typical habit of the Eland, both the Giant and the Livingstone’s. As he trots off at that deceptive gait he is inclined to look over his shoulder left and right as he runs at speeds that can reach 40 MPH. Unlike so many large creatures he does not tire easily and can maintain this gait for miles. Gentle he is but due to his small mouth parts and huge body he is constantly on the move in search of enough browse to sustain his enormous weight and thus he is a difficult fellow to approach. The Eland is rightfully revered by the San Bushmen hunters of the Kalahari.