Charlie African Wild Dog

Chris Bladen Sulpture African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog | Animals

Charlie African Wild Dog Sculpture

Lycaon pictus

Also called the Cape hunting dog, these canids native to sub-Saharan Africa are extremely skilled hunters that work together as a pack. Their scientific name, Lycaon pictus, means painted wolf, and each dog has its own unique colouration like a fingerprint. To capture that, I had fun with these sculptures, allowing the patina process to be free with a lot of chance effect.

Title: Wild Dog Charlie

Edition: 15

Size: 21,5 x 9,5 x 17cm

Material composition: Patinated Bronze

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Lockdown at the Breede River

We were extremely lucky to spend the first three and a half months of lockdown 2020 in isolation in my favourite place in South Africa – Cape Infanta. Many thanks to my friend Neil (Beetle) for letting us stay in your house.

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I’ve had a fair bit of luck when it comes to fly fishing, but the spotted grunter (Pomadasys commersonnii), a local saltwater species we target on fly in our estuaries, is another story!


I believe if you’re looking for subject matter to sculpt, it’s often what surrounds you on a daily basis that make the best subjects.

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