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Roy Gibbs - One Tusk | Animals & Wildlife Art Fine Art
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Roy Gibbs - "One Tusk"

"One Tusk"

One Tusk
Wood, US$ 224

One Tusk

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Details

Wood
Jacaranda

W: 280mm x H: 280mm x D: 15mm
W: 11" x H: 11" x D: 1"

Approx. Weight: 0.4kg

This work is unframed

Price

US$ 224

Scale

Person Thumbnail

Reference

HW3

About "One Tusk"

Elephants often loose a tusk through fighting or trying to prise a branch away. Sometimes they grow back but generally the loss of a tusk is not detrimental to their wellbeing.
Here I have used the shape of a branch to enclose the image and used bas relief carving to accentuate him. In addition, the folds of his trunk are carved and heavily burnt creating a unique realistic effect.

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About Roy

Roy Gibbs

Originally from Ipswich in the UK, I emigrated in 1979, working for a British company, and remained here in this beautiful, exciting country ever since. I live on the edge of the Moot valley with a vista of the Magaliesberg mountains and a garden full of birds. Karee, Hookthorn and Pink Ivory trees grow around the house, Stamvrug and Milkwood on the hillslopes behind us.
I have been woodturning for 25 years and in the last few years I have been incorporating pyrography into my work to the extent that my turning is becoming incorporated into my pyrography. It delights me that I can combine my love of wildlife with working with wood and that I can see so many avenues to explore in the future. Finding ways to combine these 2 skills into desirable art work is a very fulfilling occupation. I hope you enjoy what you see and I welcome any comments, complimentary or not.

Price Range

US$ 224-296

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Exhibitions

None yet but at the 2019 symposium of the Association of South African Woodturners my work was placed in both decorative and woodturning categories.

Education

I am a metallurgist and self taught artist

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