Bronze Sunbird Sculpture

Bird's-eye View

While working as a game ranger in South African wildlife parks, the sculptor gathered the information he needed to recreate the essence of a Sunbird drinking from a stream.

Studying wild animals gave the artist insight into the behaviours and attitudes of many species; he cast the bird in bronze and captured its likeness without exhibiting the recognisable colouring of a Sunbird. A textured aesthetic and the energy stored in the bent branch give the piece a realistic finish.

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Priced From: US$2150

Fun Sunbird Fact: Locally, there are 21 species of sunbirds in South Africa. They are all members of the Nectariniidae family, so named because nectar is their preferred food.

By Bruce Little