John Tolmay’s homage in bronze to the African Elephant covers a wide range of sizes and postures suited to a variety of tastes. Large-format pieces for the discerning collector through to playful and imaginative compositions that let you enjoy every aspect of one the most majestic animals on earth. From the giant tuskers of the Kruger National Park in South Africa to the legendary elephants of Amboseli and Tsavo in Kenya – you’ll find them here in this masterful collection. The ongoing efforts to protect these great tuskers form poaching is a very important aspect of John Tolmay’s commitment to conservation.
It’s been a while since I last posted here. Been a busy 2017 with renovations and new pieces of work. So without further ado let me introduce my three new pieces.
We’ll kick off with Audacity – an unusual piece in its form, depicting a leopard on a kill in a tree and this very brave or, equally, very stupid jackal stealing a leg of the dead impala that has dropped off the carcass.
Next up we have Reading the Menu – my first ever sculpture of a cheetah. Sitting on a termite mound surveying the grassland before it, picking out what might be next on the menu.
And finally Charge of the Light Brigade has made it into the bronze and I am absolutely delighted with this piece. It depicts 2 baby elephants playing – mock-charging an imagined foe or threat. Enjoy.
These 2 little elephants are ready to go to the foundry – one of my more whimsical and light-hearted pieces to join the collection of smaller sculptures – popular as gifts and adornments on desks and smaller spaces in the home and the office.
Very pleased with this piece. Rich with that special brand of chaotic excitement that little ellies are so well known for.