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As an agile mountain dweller, the snow leopard is as elusive as it is beautiful. This sculpture’s impressive power and razor-sharp teeth are captured in 100% recycled bronze and patinated. With this sculpture, ethically crafted by local artisans in Java, Indonesia, we aspire to bring awareness to this species without impacting them adversely.
This sculpture is part of our Eternity of Remarkable Species collection where we capture the astonishing beauty of endangered animals in a static state. For this collection, we source species, such as the Snow Leopard, that are endangered or threatened by human impact. We want to put these species in a shining spotlight to raise awareness of their vulnerability, and beauty, at the same time. With this collection that we call the ‘Eternity of Remarkable Species’, we capture timeless species that are facing extinction in the form of bronze sculptures. The astonishing fleeting beauty of these endangered animals is solidified into a static, eternal state of bronze, welded at over 2000 degrees Celsius. Just as enchanting, less of an impact.
Height: 19.5 cm / 7.6 inches
Length: 16 cm / 6.2 inches
Width: 12 cm / 4.7 inches
Designer: Jake Richmond / Dutch Design
Concept: Eva van Stekelenburg
Materials: Patinated Bronze, MDF
The skull is displayed on a custom-fit black base, made from wood and steel. It can be detached from the base if desired.
Signed by our designer J. Richmond
All of our bronze sculptures, including this patinated bronze Snow Leopard skull, are made from upcycled metals such as old pipelines. Our craftsmen and women collect this scrap waste which they then put in an oven at very high temperatures. Next, once the scrap waste pieces melt, the new raw material is ready to be used. We then use this virgin material to make 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. By doing so we are trying to close at least one waste loop.
When it comes to our working conditions, we work exclusively with Indonesian craftsmen and women on both Bali and Java. This piece specifically was made in Java, Indonesia. All of our craftsmen and women get paid a living wage that exceeds what Indonesian Law requires. Their income is enough for a comfortable home, food, education, ceremonies, and more.
Lastly, if you still have any questions about this patinated bronze Snow Leopard skull, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you shortly.