King of Camouflage
Sculpture of a Kudu Bull
5 in Edition
W: 14″ H: 30.5″ L: 25″
35cm x 77cm x 63cm
Bronze Africa ‘King of Camouflage’
The very first sculpture I did was a Kudu Bull made in wax bought in London and sculpted in Zimbabwe in 1986. First cast in California, I moved the mold to Montana in 2003. There were 50 in the edition and when it was near to selling out the mold was burned in a Foundry fire in Billings Montana in 2018. That little piece called ‘The Kudu Bull’ had a companion piece about the same size I called Tandala Kubwa (Swahili for Greater Kudu) molded and cast in Bozeman. Tandala Kubwa was sold out this year at the Dallas Safari Club, bought by our good friend and collector Mark Hadley. Knowing that this last single stand-alone Kudu would sell out in due course I realized the need to sculpt another and King of Camouflage was born. I had by now wanted to sculpt this animal in a larger format and hence the size of ‘Camouflage’. My long life-time association with this most iconic animal goes back to my childhood on Mahamara, the cattle ranch where I grew up in Southern Rhodesia. I have hunted this grand animal in 6 different countries and never ever tire of its majesty and its exquisite form.
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