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Brandon Borgelt - "Fool Bull"
W: 750mm x H: 600mm x D: 350mm
Approx. Weight: 30kg
This work is unframed
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.
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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