Leo Pacquelet – Orangutan

Original, Sculpture | 28 × 21 × 21 cm | Freestanding


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‘Orangutan’ is hand-carved in wild cherry wood. The sculpture aims to celebrate the elegance of this endangered animal by capturing its delicate movement and wise demeanor. The smoothness of the back reveals the character of the wood which transitions into wavy hair that frames the face, envelops the arms and lower body.

Wild cherry wood


Léo Pacquelet is a French artist based in Brussels. After studying fine arts Léo started to develop an interest in wood carving with his main inspirations being animal forms and wildlife. Each sculpture is like an itinerant walk during which he tracks the animal through the density of the wood. He gouges his way through the fibres, guided by sketches and clay models, using mostly traditional hand tools. With an eye for detail, Leo’s aim is to capture a certain movement, an attitude and a specific presence, where one can sense a connection with the wild.


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.