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Brandon Borgelt - "Dragon "
W: 1700mm x H: 1200mm x D: 1100mm
Approx. Weight: 350kg
This work is unframed
About "Dragon "
This piece was originally a commission and evolved many times over the course of 1 year. Personally I was going through some major evolution and changes myself so this piece holds a very special place in my heart as it symbolizes and encapsulates all that I went through during the year of its creation.
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.
Pieter Scheenloop Gallery, Brooklyn
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