I was asked to sculpt a series Bronze wildlife sculptures of King Penguins for a family who had lived in the Falklands for over 30 years. They have a thriving gallery and wanted to provide their many overseas visitors with something which symbolised the Falklands and what better wildlife than the King Penguins.
I was unable to visit the Falklands, and so had to pay a number of visits to our local zoo, to study these amazing creatures. Not such an interesting destination but the subject matter made up for it! This bronze sculpture shows a King Penguin swimming as they do this with such grace. They make multiple dives usually to a depth of over 100 metres, and will not immediately resurface, instead spending up to just shy of 10 minutes (although usually closer to 5 minutes) underwater on some dives, investigating the seabed for prey.
Material: Bronze resin limited edition of 200 or bronze as a limited edition of 9
Dimensions: H 23cm L 20cm W 10cm
Cost: Bronze resin: £295 or bronze £1,100