COMMISSIONS – Animalia Sculpture –
Life-Size Bronze Sculptures have been my speciality for many years – commissions include those of life-size seal lions, several species of dolphins, grizzly bears, polar bears, penguins, birds, the big cats, antelope, and horses...
‘Jumper in Three Phases’ featuring an Arabian stallion in sequential stages of motion, one and one third life-size, commissioned by HH Sayidd Shabib bin Taimur for the Equestrian Center of the Middle East. This member of the Royal family of Oman, subsequently commissioned another sculpture for the the birthday of HH Sultan Qaboos. Twelve larger than life ‘Cranes in Flight’ measuring 50′ feet. – Life-size animalia sculptures can also be seen on the ships of Holland America Cruise Line, and also Carnival Cruise Lines – Another commission for 750 small bronzes of ‘grizzly bears’ was completed for the World Cruise passengers on MS Amsterdam. I have received many other exciting commissions of notable animals such as Red Rum for the Aintree Campaign – sculptures have been offered as gifts to the ‘godmother’ of a new ship during inauguration, notable people such as Princess Margarette of Holland, and Debbie Reynolds. Drawings have been gifted as prizes during polo matches at Windsor. – Collectors-Clients –
These sculptures are focal points to which all people can relate. The beauty of animals stirs the soul. They leave a lasting impression in the mind of the public. A photographic opportunity in which to hold an association with the place, a visual image that contains memories of the location.
My sculptures are not mimics of nature! They often follow the movement of one animal during extreme action, much like that of a strobe lens, one motion to the next, and there is emphasis on the lines and muscles that create speed and lift. This is what sets my sculpture apart from the rest.
In a quiet manner, I truly wish to bring awareness of such beauty, and help to conserve the continuance of our dwindling animal kingdom, bring us closer to the natural environment for our children to enjoy. It serves us well to be reminded of the ‘beauty, power, and vitality of nature’