Designer: Jake Richmond / Dutch Design
Concept: Eva van Stekelenburg
Materials: Polished Bronze, MDF
The jaw is displayed on a custom-fit black base, made from wood and steel
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
A beautiful Mako Shark Jaw made from bronze. The jaw has been polished to give it a glow golden. Each tooth has been welded on by hand and is razor-sharp. This sculpture is part of our Eternity of Remarkable Species collection where we capture the astonishing beauty of endangered animals in a static state. Well aware of the direct impact of mankind on the environment, we create respectful alternatives to the authentic vulnerable species, such as the Mako Shark. Just as enchanting, less of an impact.
Our bronzes are made from upcycled metals, such as pipelines and other parts. Our craftsmen collect these leftover materials and put them in an oven with temperatures so high that they melt to create the raw material, which we can use again for our bronze sculptures. As bronze is a very eco- and labour- intensive material to mine, we feel it makes much more sense to reuse the material that has already been created than to extract it – again.