Stephen Rew – Octopus on Cube

Sculpture | 45 × 35 × 40 cm | Freestanding


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A hot cast bronze octopus clinging to a cube with a gorgeous mottled stone-like acid etched patina. Octopuses are one of the most intelligent and sentient beings currently struggling with the loss of habitat.

Edition 6/10

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Stephen Rew is an award winning wildlife artist based in South Wales. Whilst studying for an arts degree at Swansea University he spent time studying animals in the wild in India, the Middle East and Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal and it was there, in Africa, that long-term objectives to combine artistic practices with a love and respect for wildlife began to emerge. Creative yet practical, his success with his artworks lies in his ability to be broadminded with his tools, palette and concepts and Stephen brings the wild to life with his bronze sculptures and coffee and ink paintings of the animal world. He was awarded the coveted title of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation for his wall-mounted Octopus “Writhe”.

As well as his world renowned sculptures and paintings Stephen has studied the technique and history of forging Damascus steel under the tuition of a master blacksmith in London. Following a trip to India in 2012 Stephen began to expand his knowledge and experience of the materials, processes and possibilities working alongside craftsmen in Rajasthan, India.

He works largely on commission and exhibits in the UK, Middle East, USA and Channel Islands and dedicates a large portion of his time to working in close proximity to wildlife, where his inspiration is largely derived. He works closely with conservation charities to put his skills to use in a bid to make change and help animals in the natural world.


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.