Trust the cycles of the unfolding.

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POSITIVE DISINTEGRATION

 

There is a pervasive idea of the world falling apart. But, if we can assess and integrate the broken pieces of ourselves into a new and more robust whole it will be a 'positive disintegration'.

Kazimierz Dabrowski.


PROCESS

 

Max practices a bronze casting technique that encapsulates his concerns of habitat and species loss into a distinctive language. By frequenting sawmills he collects splinters and shards of invasive timber. With these, he then constructs indigenous birds, nests, and wings. These wooden creations serve as the kindling for a unique lost cast technique, where the incineration of shape becomes the mould for the final sculpture. These hollow spaces are then cast with bronze, thereby immortalising the species that are so significant to him. 

Remover of Obstacles

Unique Bronze

LHW 200mm 200mm 160mm

SOLD


THE REMOVER OF OBSTACLES

 

The ancient icon of Ganesha has been re-imagined to respond to the immediate threat the ivory trade has on the elephant species. Multiple limbs suggest different facets of the oppression that is apparent in the 21st Century. The right-hand, as in the ancient pose still holds an axe, to cut off bonds of attachment, whilst the left holds a bolt cutter, to liberate captive and abused animals. The lower right-hand gestures for peace and the poachers to stop, whilst the lower-left palm offers the broken tusk as a token of the unnecessary sacrifices elephants have made to our superficial materialism. The ladder signifies the endless desire of men as it rises out of the strewn tusks of past generations. A relic of a future time, the remover of obstacles will prevail and inspire.


 

Times are tough for the ancient mothers of the savannah. Poaching, climate change, habitat loss, human confrontation and development and have all made the future of elephant generations more precarious. These are however the tusked symbols of wisdom, patience and resilience. As long as we make space for them, the next generation will be there. 

The destiny of the elephant is entirely in one person's hands: the president of China

Andrea Costra (Wildleaks: The Ivory Game)

END OF IVORY

Christie's, Los Angeles

Group Show

Catalogue here

In dedication to the legacy of elephant conservation that David Shepherd pioneered, the passion and focus of this noble cause to defend the honour of these gentle giants continues. Following the success of the Christies show in 2017, the ambassador artists of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will be collaborating to create another powerful body of work.

As one of the largest black markets for illegal ivory being smuggled and sold under the guise of an annual legal quota, the decision to ban all Ivory trade completely will have the potential ripple effect to greatly hinder any immediate movement of ivory stockpiles throughout China. This will, in turn, assist elephant populations to recover as poaching becomes riskier for syndicates to capitalise on. 

50% of the sale of this work goes straight to wildlife...

Matriarch 

Unique Bronze

LHW 200mm 225mm 160mm

AVAILABLE

 

In the Palm of the Dragon

Unique Bronze

LHW 1000mm 225mm 200mm

SOLD

 

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REMEMBERING CHEETAH

This sculpture contributed towards the reintroduction of Cheetah into a reserve. Remembering Cheetahs is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed Remembering Wildlife series of charity books kickstarted by Margot Raggett. 

The Chase

Unique Bronze

LHW 600mm 225mm 160mm

SOLD

 

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Remembering Wild Dogs

Unique Bronze (5 separate pieces)

LHW Various (250mm) 180mm 50mm

FOR AUCTION IN NOVEMBER

 

Cradle of Thorns
Cradle of Thorns

Unique Bronze Year: 2018 Size: 200mm x 200mm x 120mm SOLD

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Falcon in Flight
Falcon in Flight

Unique Bronze Wall-mounted 800mm wingspan Year: 2019

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Bronze Falcon Detail image
Bronze Falcon Detail image
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Falconer
Falconer
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The Chase
The Chase
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Giraffes
Giraffes

Unique Bronze Year: 2018 Size: 700mm x 180mm x 150mm SOLD

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Swallow Return
Swallow Return

Unique Bronze Wreath 700mm tall Year: 2019 SOLD

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Swallow Return
Swallow Return

Unique Bronze Wreath 700mm tall Year: 2019 SOLD

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Swallow Return
Swallow Return

Unique Bronze Wreath 700mm tall Year: 2019 SOLD

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Falcon Sentinel on Schist
Falcon Sentinel on Schist

Unique Bronze on Schist Year: 2019 Size: 1450mm x 250mm x 200mm AVAILABLE

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Ruru on Wood
Ruru on Wood

Unique Bronze and Wood Year: 2019 Size: 900mm x 170mm x 150mm SOLD

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Ruru on Wood
Ruru on Wood

Unique Bronze and Wood Year: 2019 Size: 900mm x 170mm x 150mm SOLD

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Ruru on Wood
Ruru on Wood

Unique Bronze and Wood Year: 2019 Size: 900mm x 170mm x 150mm SOLD

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Tītipounamu with Jade
Tītipounamu with Jade

Unique Bronze with Jade inset Year: 2019 Size: 500mm x 200mm x 55mm

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Tītipounamu with Jade
Tītipounamu with Jade

Unique Bronze with Jade inset Year: 2019 Size: 500mm x 200mm x 55mm

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Falcon on Schist
Falcon on Schist

Unique Bronze on Schist Year: 2019 Size: 900mm x 200mm x 200mm

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Falcon on Schist
Falcon on Schist

Unique Bronze on Schist Year: 2019 Size: 900mm x 200mm x 200mm

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Falcon on Schist
Falcon on Schist

Unique Bronze on Schist Year: 2019 Size: 900mm x 200mm x 200mm

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EAGLE OWL FAMILY
EAGLE OWL FAMILY

Unique Bronze and Wood Year: 2018 Size: 700mm x 800mm x 300mm SOLD

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EAGLE OWL FAMILY
EAGLE OWL FAMILY

Unique Bronze and Wood Year: 2018 Size: 700mm x 800mm x 300mm SOLD

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EAGLE OWL FAMILY
EAGLE OWL FAMILY

Unique Bronze and Wood Year: 2018 Size: 700mm x 800mm x 300mm SOLD

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FALCON
FALCON

Unique Bronze and Stone Year: 2018 Size: 1200mm x 170mm x 150mm SOLD

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FALCON
FALCON

Unique Bronze and Stone Year: 2018 Size: 1200mm x 170mm x 150mm SOLD

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No Return
No Return

Stainless Steel 800mm x 800mm x 150mm Wall Mounted 2 Editions Remaining AVAILABLE

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Celestial Potential (Mantis)
Celestial Potential (Mantis)

Unique Bronze Year: 2018 Size: 700mm x 350mm x 150mm AVAILABLE

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Celestial Potential (Mantis)
Celestial Potential (Mantis)

Unique Bronze Year: 2018 Size: 700mm x 350mm x 150mm AVAILABLE

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KIWI
KIWI

Unique Bronze Year: 2019 Size: 250mm x 200mm x 150mm SOLD

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LIONESS
LIONESS

Unique Bronze Year: 2018 Size: 200mm x 250mm x 130mm SOLD

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Pangolin
Pangolin

Unique Bronze Year: 2018 Size: 210mm x 210mm x 150mm SOLD

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Pangolin
Pangolin

Unique Bronze Year: 2018 Size: 210mm x 210mm x 150mm SOLD

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OUTDOOR

WORK

Pieces that speak to the landscape 

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