INTRODUCING a pair of Pangolins - a mother and her pup. This break away from my domestic animals started in 2019 when I donated one of my hares to an auction for the African Pangolin Working Group. We heard from experts in their field, passionate and dedicated humans trying to save the Pangolin from extinction. I was enchanted by these amazing mammals and knew that I would make a sculpture of them…one day. Then COVID happened and we struggled to keep our heads above water. During this time I got a call from a woman who owns one of my hares. She asked if I could make a Pangolin and all of sudden I knew that the moment had arrived for me to make my thoughts real. I hope that I have captured the essence of these gentle vulnerable animals.
I have pledged to donate R100 for every Pangolin sold to the African Pangolin Working Group as well as the Rhino Revolution's Pangolin Protection Programme. The cost for the sculpture is R4100 including delivery. The Pangolins can be made in the silver greypewter finish or a brown ‘rusty’ finish or the creamy old stone finish.
Every one of my pieces has a microchip in it so that the new owner knows that it is one of mine.
Mvundla - this is a Xhosa word for ‘hare’. His story is that he has been in a fight, has managed to escape and is catching his breath before running on further, there is a ‘nick’ in his ear, the result of a battle.