Friday, July 31, 2009

Call of the Wild

I am completely taken with Patrick Mavros' sculptures... besides his obvious talent as a sculptor, he seems to capture some interesting quirks of African animals.

I love how you see the smallest detail, down to the spots on the Guinea Fowl wings.

Accompanying the hippo is this great story that is worth sharing for anyone who isn't lucky enough to have heard it already: An amusing legend tells how the hippo begged the Creator to be allowed to live in the river - but the Creator was concerned that such a large animal might eat all the fish. So He made the hippo promise to eat only grass and to scatter its dung in full view on the river bank - so that He could check that there were no fish bones.

You can see more of his work on his website (and purchase it, if you happen to fall in love with one of the animals), and read more about the artist himself.

1 comment:

Brandie said...

Just discovered your blog and I really enjoy it! :)