SWIMMING FREE – King Penguin Swimming

I was asked to sculpt a series of 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.   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 they spend up to just about 5 minutes underwater on some dives, investigating the seabed for prey.  They spend over 75% of their time in the water, swimming at about 4-8 miles per hour…so quite fast!  Penguins are known   as ‘flightless birds’ – and there are about 19 different species.

This bronze wildlife sculpture of a King penguin swimming tries to show how they twist and turn through the water at speed. I hope one day to visit them in the Falklands.  There are many penguins frequenting the beaches, and indeed a number of my sculptures in the art gallery there!  They can be bought as a limited edition resin  and this sculpture has a Bath stone base.  It is part of a series of penguins I have done, all of the King Penguin.

Finishes: Please note that the images shown are purely an indication of how a piece may look and the colour of the finish may vary.

If you like this sculpture but would like it in a different finish please click here for a selection of alternatives or contact Jane Shaw directly on 07931 772387.

SWIMMING FREE – King Penguin Swimming

£395

Limited Edition of 200

Material: Bronze Resin

Measurements: H 23cm L 20cm W 10cm

Base: Bath Stone

The images are shown in a foundry bronze finish.

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Bronze resin sculptures:
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Medium resins within mainland UK: £50.
Outdoor bronze resin sculptures within mainland UK: £170.
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Bronze sculptures:
Small bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £50.
Medium bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £75.
Outdoor bronze sculptures within mainland UK: £250.
International shipping – price on application.

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SWIMMING FREE – King Penguin Swimming

I was asked to sculpt a series of 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.   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 they spend up to just about 5 minutes underwater on some dives, investigating the seabed for prey.  They spend over 75% of their time in the water, swimming at about 4-8 miles per hour…so quite fast!  Penguins are known   as ‘flightless birds’ – and there are about 19 different species.

This bronze wildlife sculpture of a King penguin swimming tries to show how they twist and turn through the water at speed. I hope one day to visit them in the Falklands.  There are many penguins frequenting the beaches, and indeed a number of my sculptures in the art gallery there!  They can be bought as a limited edition resin  and this sculpture has a Bath stone base.  It is part of a series of penguins I have done, all of the King Penguin.

Finishes: Please note that the images shown are purely an indication of how a piece may look and the colour of the finish may vary.

If you like this sculpture but would like it in a different finish please click here for a selection of alternatives or contact Jane Shaw directly on 07931 772387.