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Installation: Taxidermy on Other, Cardboard, Glass.
'Rhino Charge' has been inspired by watching these gorgeously 'huge' beetles as they plough unstoppably over their chosen terrain...reminiscent of its mammal counterpart charging through the African bush.
When I was creating this piece, my thoughts were with the plight that the mammal Rhino is facing. With this in mind when this piece is sold, not only does the buyer contribute to the conservation farms where these insects came from but, part of the sale will also be donated to the Rhino Conservation Fund.
The Rhino beetles in this piece were sourced from sustainable conservation farms, carefully selected and preserved to bring out the best in the piece. The beetles are then mounted on a white card and surrounded with a black diamond cut mount.
Sustainable conservation farms help not only the local population of villages and people but, help to tackle illegal poaching. More importantly, they help introduce more numbers of the species back into nature thus, assisting the fragility of the species when their habitat is under threat from 'developers'.
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