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Nelson Mandela – “The Listener”

I sculpted this portrait bust for the 100 Years Tribute Exhibition – Celebrating Nelson Mandela’s Legacy hosted at The Studio Art Gallery in Simons Town. http://www.studioartgallery.co.za/100-years-tribute-exhibition-2/ I have worked on various sculptures of Nelson Mandela, each time with a different focus and message specific to […]

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Cape Sugarbird

Cape Sugarbird on Protea flower – sculpted for the Leeu Dassenberg Collection of maquettes of fauna and flora specific to Franschoek in the Western Cape. Medium: Bronze, Height: 300mm

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Cape Eagle Owl

Sculpted for the Leeu Dassenberg Collection of maquettes of fauna and flora specific to Franschoek in the Western Cape. Medium: Bronze, Height: 250mm

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Cape White-eyes

Two Cape White-eyes on a Leonotis leonurus (wild dagga) – sculpted for the Leeu Dassenberg Collection of maquettes of fauna and flora specific to Franschoek in the Western Cape. Medium: Bronze, Height: 300mm

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Wild dogs – new set

A new set of wild dogs, slightly smaller than the previous set I sculpted a few years ago. I included in these a family group of a mother and her pups. Medium: Bronze, Height: 100mm

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Rev ZR Mahabane

A teacher, court interpreter, Methodist minister and first President-General of the ANC (he eventually served two terms – 1924 to 1927 and 1937 to 1940), Rev Mahabane was described as a diplomatic, slow-speaking and calm man, who combined politics and Christian ethics to fight racism. […]

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6 meter Nelson Mandela

(Photo by eNCA reporter Lenyaro Sello) “Nelson Mandela is now a symbol of dignity, a symbol of forgiveness, a symbol of peace and the symbol of freedom that we Palestinians are struggling to achieve… Having Mandela with us is not about the statue – it […]

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Cement Warthog

Titled “On Safari in the Concrete Jungle” This was my first experience working with concrete as a final sculpting medium, and I was very surprised at how versatile it can be. The sculpture was on the 2010 Young Concrete Sculptor Award competition exhibition at the […]

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Walter and Albertina Sisulu

“A unity of such deep friendship and mutual respect, a personal and political partnership that transcended and survived all hardships, separations and persecution.” (Nelson Mandela’s impression of Walter and Albertina Sisulu’s relationship quoted from an exhibition titled “Walter and Albertina Sisulu: Parenting a Nation,” at […]

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Life size Elephant

This life size elephant bull was sculpted under the direction of Jean Doyle and the Doyle Art Foundry.  The project  took 2 years to complete, of which 3 months were spent sculpting the original piece in wax clay. Massive blocks of polystyrene were joined together […]

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Martial Eagle

A commissioned sculpture of a martial eagle coming in to land.  The original was sculpted out of white oil based clay, which was then molded and cast into bronze. Medium:  Bronze,  Wingspan:  1150mm