Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden
A cautionary tale of how often we wish to soar without limitation. The aspiration needs timing and skill. A fool's pride will quickly see to his downfall. Take care in making your wings, know their capabilities, and when the moment is right, fly!
1/3, 2 editions still available at ZAR 250 000
Oxidised Marine Grade Domex Steel
In many ways man’s relationship with his wild self is tenuous. In this ancient Greek myth, man is too arrogant, and so the hunter becomes the hunted in this series of sculptures.
This incredible property set back from the Hawea Lake shoreline takes some serious wind occasionally. It can even bend beams of steel.
Height 2m Length 3.5m
Bronze Falcon for Private Residence
Unique bronze cast mounted on Schist
Jawai Private Tented Camp
"Simon Max Bannister's proud leopard stands tall as a symbol of guardianship overlooking the dramatic landscape of dark grey granite hills. It is a magnificent representation of the vigorous spirit of JAWAI's panthers' that have always lived here. May they live on in abundance."
Anjali Singh, Founder and Owner of the Sujan Group, India
Entitled Aardha-rathri, meaning Midnight in Sanscrit, this sculpture embodies the iconic allure of the leopard. As a centrepiece of the camp's lounge and dining area. More here
"Ardha-rathri" Dining Area at Jawai tented camp, Rajastan, 2015
Height 3000mm x Length 5000mm x Width 1500mm
Painted mild steel
Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore
"Three stencil renditions of intimate tiger photographs have been cut from steel to make the backlit centrepieces for the hotel walkways ."
"Three Tigers, Rajastan, 2015
Height 2400mm x Width 1220mm
Painted mild steel
Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate, Franschoek
When this farm was founded, the Franschhoek valley was far wilder than it is today – as the wolf trap we once discovered goes to show. Today, the mountains are still alive with indigenous animals, including the majestic leopard. No evidence of wolves has ever been found though, so we created this series of 10 wolves to remind us of the mysteries and legends of days gone by.
10 Wolves Length 2000mm x Width 600mm x Height 1200mm
Painted Timber Palletes
Londolozi Game Reserve
“Simon Max Bannister was Londolozi’s resident artist over the past 4 years. During this time he created a number of exceptional land art installations, many of which still remain at Londolozi today. It was extremely gratifying to watch the skills and talent of this remarkable artist grow during his years at Londolozi, culminating in the creation which adorns the entrance to the boma at the luxurious Londolozi Tree Camp. This artwork is particularly interesting when viewed at night as it gives off an energy which reminds one of the characteristics of this beautiful, secretive, nocturnal cat. I have no doubt that Simon Max Bannister’s body of work will continue to grow in stature and we will always be proud to have his unique artwork represented at Londolozi for many years to come.“
Dave Varty, Founder and Owner of Londolozi Game Reserve
Entrance at Tree Camp Londolozi Game Reserve, 2014
Length 3000mm x Height 1500mm
Painted Mild Steel
Wall bracket mounted
Private Residence, Arrow Town
A recent series inspired by the resident falcons of the area.
Falcon series 1/8
Steel, oxidised patina
Private Residence, London
Wall mounted sculptures add a dynamic energy to minimal modern interiors compliment the lines of the work as well as some dramatic downlighting enhance the contours.the space, breaking away from the traditional frame and canvas letting the shadows play across the wall.
Wild Uncovered Series, 2014
Length 1500mm x Width 150mm x Height 500mm
Timber and Steel
Wall mounted bracket