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Ruben du Plessis - "Flightless Dung Beetles of Addo Elephant Park"

"Flightless Dung Beetles of Addo Elephant Park"

Flightless Dung Beetles of Addo Elephant Park
Bronze, US$ 1,206

Flightless Dung Beetles of Addo Elephant Park

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W: 160mm x H: 90mm x D: 90mm
W: 6" x H: 4" x D: 4"

Approx. Weight: 1.29kg

This work is unframed


US$ 1,206


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About "Flightless Dung Beetles of Addo Elephant Park"

Edition no. 01 of 12
Harvesting the dung of giants for future generations, the flightless dung beetles of Addo Elephant Park scurry along navigating the vast landscape
in search of elephant dung while simultaneously avoiding being trampled. Once the dung is rolled into a ball and buried, the beetles climb into it to reproduce, lay their eggs, and wait for the young dung beetle larvae born inside the dung brood ball.

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About Ruben

Ruben du Plessis

Ruben du Plessis is a sculptor and painter. Ruben's sculptures and paintings feature in corporate and private collections both nationally and abroad. Ruben was born in East London in 1973, which is situated in the Eastern Cape; an area dubbed 'The Wild Coast' due to its dramatic coastline, jagged cliffs, wild beaches, game reserves and untamed wilderness. Drawing on 'The Wild Coast' as his inspiration, Ruben's passion for art was ignited in his childhood and has never waned. Ruben studied Art and Design at the Border Technicon in East London and has been a committee member of the East London Fine Art Society for numerous years.

Notable commissions include those for Mitsui OSK Lines, P&O Nedlloyd, Border-Kei Chamber of Business and various private collectors. His ability to perform in-depth research into the subject matter of his artworks has ensured a realistic portrayal of movement and proportions. He prides himself on his meticulous attention to detail and cultural accuracies. He transforms a lifeless medium into an enviable snapshot of life and movement, immortalised to forever evoke emotions of love and deep connection to the observer. While finite in its moment, the movement seems endless.
Ruben most enjoys creating sculptures of wildlife and people. He is inspired by the works of Rodin, Bernini, Bugatti, Vermeer, Sargent, Daily, and Pfeiffer.

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US$ 85-1,392



Grahamstown National Arts Festival: Both Solo and Joint exhibitions.
East London Anne Bryant Art Gallery: The Peep Show, Anything but painting, The East London Fine Art Society Exhibition.
Floradale Fine Art Gallery: Resident Artist 2018-2020 quarterly joint exhibitions
Friends of Selborne Art Exhibition 2022: Joint Exhibition


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