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An impressive Polar Bear sculpture in polished 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 Polar Bear. Just as enchanting, less of an impact.
Actually a marine mammal, these bears are a classic example of how human decisions can directly adversely affect other species. Their vulnerable status is due to their compromised living environment. Climate change, pollution in the form of toxic contaminants, conflict with shipping, oil and gas exploration and human-bear interactions including recreational polar-bear watching are the main stressors.
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 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.
The dimensions are including the base
Height: 23 cm / 9 inches
Width: 24 cm / 9.5 inches
Length: 40 cm / 16 inches
Weight: 5.8kgs / 13 pounds
Designer: Jake Richmond / Dutch Design
Concept: Eva van Stekelenburg
Materials: Polished Recycled Bronze, MDF
The jaw is displayed on a custom-fit black base, made from wood and steel. It cannot be removed from the base.
The jaw is signed by our designer Jake Richmond
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.
When it comes to our working conditions, we work exclusively with Indonesian craftsmen and women in 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 Polar Bear Skull in polished bronze, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp message + 31 6 17123402 and we will get back to you shortly.