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Brandon Borgelt - "African Elephant "Tim" "

"African Elephant

African Elephant "Tim"
Bronze, US$ 12,779

African Elephant "Tim"

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Bronze

W: 1300mm x H: 720mm x D: 500mm
W: 51" x H: 28" x D: 20"

Approx. Weight: 70kg

This work is unframed

Price

US$ 12,779

Scale

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About "African Elephant "Tim" "

I was originally approached to create a very realistic sculpture of an elephant bull named "Tim" who lives in Amboseli in Kenya. He is one of the last living 'Big Tuskers'and although the client never followed through with the commission, I had become really passionate about sculpting him while I was doing my research. Naturally I decided to just go ahead anyway. He represents about 80 hours of work just to sculpt and 4 months at the foundry. He came together beautifully and I am very proud of this piece. I felt that sculpting him any smaller would not do him justice and any larger would be unnecessary.The bronze has a lot of presence and he demands pride of place in any collectors setting.

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About Brandon

Brandon Borgelt

Brandon grew up in Johannesburg and always had a very keen interest in animals, keeping all kinds of weird and wonderful pets. At the age of fifteen he moved to Durban where he immediately started working part-time at the Dolphinarium and Snake Park on weekends and holidays. School was little more than an irritation that happened somewhere in a gloomy background and delayed him from getting on with what he wanted to do. After school he spent two years in the army and then worked full time at the Snake Park for six months. Restless and full of wander-lust he resigned and took off for the bush where he was involved in various aspects including a curio venture, game ranging at several private reserves, filming documentaries on lions and hyenas in Botswana and Namibia for National Geographic and the BBC and eventually winding up managing the crocodile farm at Sun City for twelve years.

Feeling stifled and restless again and needing some new excitement he joined a friend in a real estate development in the Kruger National Park. That didn't get off the ground and he found himself back in Johannesburg where he started a small construction company which he's have been running for the lasty five years. Of late he's been focusing more and more on his creative side and ultimately intends to sculpt full-time.

Price Range

US$ 295-29,490

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Exhibitions

Pieter Scheenloop Gallery, Brooklyn
Imbizo Gallery, The Pearls, Umhlanga
Dimitrov Gallery, Dullstroom.
Imbizo Gallery, Ballito

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