Hester Odgers – Sunda Pangolin Bronze Miniature
Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 3 cm Weight: 75g Limited Edition of 20
This highly detailed bronze miniature of a Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica) shows the animal just emerging from its curled up, defensive position. It was made using the lost wax method of casting, and during the initial carving process great care was taken by the artist to accurately render and highlight the beautiful scales that this critically endangered species is famous for. This is a tactile piece and is designed to be closely examined, held in the hand and passed around. It comes with a hand carved wooden stand signed by the artist on which to display it to full effect.
Hester is a biology graduate and conservation worker and self-taught artist living and working on a rewilding farm in Devon. She specializes in intricate miniature sculptures, with a particular fondness for unusual and underappreciated species. She enjoys the tactility of a 3-dimensional piece, and the way it focuses the attention on the details of the animal’s form and character.
Wildlife art comes from a place of love for the natural world, and when you love something you protect however you can. It’s a real privilege to be able, through my artwork, to contribute in a small way to the invaluable work DSWF does.
Thanks to Hester, 50% of the net profits from the sale of this artwork will support DSWF’s work protecting endangered species across Africa and Asia