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Like many people I have always been fascinated by the iconic figure who is Ernest Guevara, better known as "Che". I began to do extensive reading on him and his life and the more I read and understood about him the more intrigued I became. I learned of his extraordinary commitment to his ideals, his insatiable love of reading and learning, his expression through poetry, his journey from being a sickly child to qualifying as a doctor and ultimately to becoming the worlds most recognizable revolutionary willing to put his life on the line constantly for people that were not even his own nationality. My interest was in the man himself and his motives and character. At some point I felt the need to try to capture his image in bronze partly for the sheer exercise but mainly to honor the essence of the man. The journey of learning about him and of spending 2 months sculpting him was profound to say the least and I am very happy with the result. I have been in communication with his son, Camilo and the 'Che Guevara Study Centre' in Cuba. At some point I hope to present them with a casting. I hope you like my rendition.
Sculpture:Metal on Bronze
Size:16 W x 24 H x 10 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
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Ships From:South Africa.
Hi, I was born in Johannesburg in 1966 and grew up here. I moved to Durban at the age of 15 and and worked part time at the Dolphinarium and the Snake Park. After school I spent the next 20 years working in the wildlife industry on various game reserves and also did a couple of stints filming lions and hyenas in the Okavango Swamps and the Namib Desert. I have always dabbled in creative endeavours whether its drawing or photography but really only started sculpting in bronze in 2000. It's something that lay dormant since the age of 7 when I saw a bronze Native American which ignited the flame. I am totally self taught and have never received any formal tuition. This perhaps made my initial forays into sculpting a little clumsy but the more I sculpt, the more I evolve my techniques and ideas. My progression is very organic. My favorite subjects are the human form, African wildlife because I have spent so much time working with animals and Native American themed subjects as I have, since my earliest memories, had an acute affinity to them and their culture. Of late my creativity has exploded and I have pushed myself further and further, exploring a much looser and more organic style as I feel this adds far more character to the sculpture and engages the imagination much more deeply. It also represents my own spiritual transformation which is ever more expansive.
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