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ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: Nick Mackman is a close watcher of animals, their actions, reactions and general behaviour. Based on her observations in Zambia, Nick wanted to capture the sheer joy of baby elephants wallowing in mud, surrounded by their family and with not a care in the world! Her sculpture depicts a baby elephant thoroughly enjoying the sensation of squidgy mud with happiness expressed from its face through to its tail.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Nick Mackman’s art is informed by her life-long love of animals and most of her sculptures are based on observations made in the wild, reflecting a concern for preserving endangered species. Nick grew up with a dog by her side and learned from an early age that every animal has its own distinctive personality. As an artist, her work is a continually evolving exploration of animal behaviour. Nick never starts a new piece without making that connection with her subject. She needs to understand the animal, its environment, behaviour and personality; know its story and what it’s feeling.
DIMENSIONS: 48 x 29 x 17 cm x 4 kg
MEDIUM: Raku-Fired Ceramic
DELIVERY INFORMATION: Please note that delivery costs are NOT included in the purchase price and there may be additional custom charges if the buyer resides outside of the UK. Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch with you to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain, even if sold, at the Mall Galleries until the exhibition concludes on 16 September 2023.
CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION: 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.