Aki Mimura – Guardian of the Forest

Sculpture | 25 × 14 × 18 cm | Freestanding


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The white owl is the guardian of the forest. The sculptor Aki Mimura’s aim is to capture this nobility through an abstract work that shows the natural geometric lines hidden within it. Aki considers carving stone to be a long journey, but facing stone every day while listening to its voice will bring it to life.

Limestone on sandstone base


Born in Shonan, Japan, Aki Mimura graduated from the Tama Art University Product Design Department and joined the Seiko Watch Corporation, where she designed numerous timepieces as a professional watch designer for eleven years. After travelling around Africa for several months, she learnt the beauty of nature and moved to Milan to express this beauty through her own creations. Aki became fascinated with marble and moved to Carrara to start stone-carving in 2020. In Carrara, she found the joy of sculpting all kinds of different stones, pursuing her own philosophy through these sculptures.


Please note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for this artwork, and there may be additional customs charges for deliveries outside the UK.  Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain at the Mall Galleries, even if sold, until the exhibition concludes on 6 July 2024.


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.