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Brandon Borgelt - "Fool Bull"

"Fool Bull"

Fool Bull
Bronze, US$ 7,170

Fool Bull

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Bronze

W: 750mm x H: 600mm x D: 350mm
W: 30" x H: 24" x D: 14"

Approx. Weight: 30kg

This work is unframed

Price

US$ 7,170

Scale

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Fool Bull

About "Fool Bull"

Around the age of 7, I came across a bronze Native American holding up a buffalo skull in prayer for his starving race. I remember being totally mesmerised and just admiring every inch of it. I dreamed that one day I would be able to create something like that but inwardly felt that only some god-like being, way beyond my talent, could actually create beautiful bronze sculptures.

Years later I took my first tentative steps with this new medium, and found that kneading, pressing and forming the clay seemed to come naturally, and I soon realised that this was the perfect way for me to channel my creative energy. Somehow using my hands to bring life to a three dimensional figure felt far more natural than trying to create an illusion of three dimensions on paper.

Finally the urge to again create something powerful in bronze pushed to the surface and this time I found that everything just flowed, almost like an energy creating through me. "Fool Bull", a prominent Sioux warrior and Medicine man, was transformed from a single photo (taken well over a hundred years ago) into a figure that was cast in bronze and set in granite in testament to the lasting and profound influence that the Native American culture has had on the world.

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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$ 326-18,252

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Exhibitions

Henry Taylor Gallery - Cedar Square, Fourways.
Chris Tugwell Gallery, Pretoria.
Dimitrov Gallery, Dullstroom.

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