Sable and Giraffe Ark
The Sable and Giraffe Ark was inspired by the rebalancing of the relationship between man and nature which we have seen in 2020. The Ardmore artists are passionate about conservation and often use it as subject matter. The Ark is a perfect representation of this.
Bennet took inspiration from the story of Noah and the biblical floods and masterfully sculpted a medley of animals, many of which are endangered, aboard the boat, with a masked guardian and his masked monkey companion.
Mthulisi has poured all of her creativity, love, and artistry into this masterwork. Each animal is decorated with incredibly intricate paintwork. The Rhino's coveted horns, which so often result in a tragic end as they are poached, are decorated in vibrant red shweshwe print and tipped with gold, to symbolize how valued these horns are.
The wild dog looks to be searching for land while crocodiles swim in the floodwaters below.
This masterwork is a truly remarkable collectible.
Sculpted By Bennet Zondo and Painted by Mthulisi Ncube
Dimensions: 27cm H; 60cm L; 30cm W