Barsilinga Orphan (Bronze Sculpture)

Barsilinga Orphan (Bronze Sculpture)

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Dimensions
54.7 x 39.3 x 47.2 inch (L*W*H) approximately 440lbs
139 x 100 x 120 cm (L*W*H) approximately 200kg

Medium
Bronze  

Style
Contemporary Sculpture, Wildlife, Activist Art

Edition Number
/3

Description
Barsilinga's Story
Gunshots were heard during the evening of 13th April 2012 by the community of the Lpus-La-Mpasion area near Wamba in the Samburu tribal area of Northern Kenya. The next morning a severely wounded female Elephant, with a calf at foot, was spotted in the area. Bullet wounds in the chest area and front legs had rendered her barely able to even move, yet another victim of the ivory trade and a grizzly reminder of the suffering attached to each piece of ivory that is bought or sold. The mother's end was a painful one, full of suffering, and her calf would have been a victim too had he not been one of the lucky few rescued.

This is a sculpture that represents more than orphaned calves. This is a yearlong celebration of hope and strength for the generation who will grow up into the healthy and supported elephants of tomorrow thanks to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The future of their species in the wild relies on this young generation being strong. Strength we can all help to provide. Because by December next year, when this sculpture leaves London, they’ll have only 19 years left to defy the odds with another generation to follow. This is a sculpture for positive change. One we won’t let become a memorial.

Barsilinga is part of Gillie and Marc's exhibition - The Orphans. 

If you purchase him, 30% will go directly to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

> You can also adopt Barsilinga here 

The elephants of tomorrow...

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Artwork Features
Gillie and Marc love working in bronze for many reasons. Bronze is a very hardy material and will last forever. As experts in coloring bronze, Gillie and Marc enjoy experimenting with their sculptures, adding a splash of color to brighten the work, making it even more unique. > Read more 

For every purchase of a bronze sculpture you will receive a certificate of authenticity, titled, signed, dated and editioned by the artists.

Care Instructions
Bronze is very easy to clean, allowing you to enjoy your precious sculpture with minimal upkeep. > Read more

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