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.
Signed by J. Richmond
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
This is a heavy, bronze statue of a genuine Western Lowland Gorilla Skull in true life-size (1:1). The sculpture has been polished, giving the bronze its golden glow. This skull 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 vulnerable species, such as the Western Lowland Gorilla. 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.
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