Simon Max Bannister – “Matriarch” Bronze Sculpture

£4,400

Medium: Bronze Sculpture of 3 Elephants

Dimensions:  40 x 20 x 20cm

Our sincere thanks to Simon – This lovely piece will be split 50/50 between the Artist and the Foundation.  As he quotes:  “Not learning much from our elders comes at a heavy price:  The loss of biodiversity.  Elephants are wise enough, through generations of experience, these silent giants know where the water is, where the sweet grass is.  Fierce, gentle, confident, the matriarchs must hold their ground.

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Simon is South African, but  now based in Wanaka, New Zealand

Simon’s sculpture pieces are speared by the ecological crisis. With a knowing that species and habitats are threatened by man’s insatiable fire, it is mostly in his work process where the poetry reveals itself. From splinters of invasive timber, he constructs animals, nests and wings. These wooden creations become the kindling for a unique lost cast technique, where the incineration of shape becomes the mould for the final sculpture. These negative spaces are cast with bronze, thereby immortalising the species that have become so significant to him. They are naturalistic yet lean toward abstraction as the figures hover between dissolution and form, ash and bronze. An advocate for the preservation of wild spaces, he is a proud ambassador artist for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

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Dimensions 20 × 20 × 40 cm

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