Neil Mason – Acacia (Giraffe)

£2,994

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION:

Fascinated with wildlife and biodiversity, Neil has re-imagined Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets as moulds, employing the characters (negative voids) to cast positive triangular versions, re-assembled as animal representations on the cusp of segmenting. His sculptures aim to thematically parallel this early transformation of language from pictographs to an abstract alphabet as a reference to animals’ adaptive ‘super-powers’. To avoid being munched by giraffes, ‘Acacia’ trees flood their leaves with poisonous chemicals and release a gas which drifts to warn nearby trees of pending predation, triggering release of their toxins. Giraffes glide the tree-line, browsing roughly one in ten trees, to avoid a toxic lunch.  Edition Size: 8  Available for Sale: 1 (a total of 6 sculptures may be available for sale subject to confirmation from the artist)

In stock

Description

ARTWORK DIMENSIONS:

16 x 46 x 15 cm x 3kg

ARTWORK MEDIUM:

Bronze, Coloured Patina on Marble Plinth

LOCATION:

UK

DELIVERY INFORMATION  

This piece will be shipped from the location above. Delivery costs are not included and if the artwork or buyer are outside the UK there may be additional customs charges for the buyer to pay 

A member of the DSWF team will be in touch once you have made your purchase to arrange delivery and confirm pricing accordingly. If you would like to discuss this in advance of your purchase, please contact us. 

CONSERVATION STATEMENT 

At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.

Additional information

Dimensions 16 × 15 × 46 cm
Category

Medium

Sculpture

Species

Other Wildlife

Subject

Wildlife