Southern Tree Agama
Southern Tree Agama
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W: 350mm x H: 145mm x D: 120mm
W: 14" x H: 6" x D: 5"
Approx. Weight: 4.8kg
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About "Southern Tree Agama"
I was inspired to create this sculpture after seeing these beautiful creatures sunning themselves on the palm trees outside my house in Durban.
Edition of 10, 7 available for purchase.
This charismatic creature is often seen sunning itself
on a tree or other prominent spots in the garden or
wilderness. It is a large lizard (20 -35cm) with a fat
belly, spiny body, narrow neck and well developed legs.
With closer inspection these reptiles seem to have
unusually long toes and wide strong looking jaws.
Females and juveniles have cryptic, lichen coloured
bodies with the breeding males displaying a
conspicuously bright cobalt blue head.
They feed on a diversity of small insects including
termites, but prefer flying insects.
In the summer months the females can lay between
4- 14 eggs in a small hole which they dig in the ground.
The eggs are then covered where they are left to
incubate by the heat of the sun hatching after about
Tree Agamas are commonly found from the Eastern
Bushvelt down to the southern limits of coastal
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Sarah Richards is an established South African artist living in a country town called Nottingham Road, KwaZulu/Natal. She is known for her experimentation with a diversity of visual mediums. Her specialization in bronze sculpture explores her love of nature, form and movement, combining detail with gestural marks.
In commissioned work she merges the clients vision of their chosen animal/bird with her own expressive style:
Imagine your feelings, passion, delight or any special relationship you have with a wild/domestic animal captured forever in bronze. Working in close relationship with the client Sarah Richards creatively expresses the unique character traits of the bird/animal she sculpts. She will also do human form commissions and portrait busts.
Currently at several Galleries in KwaZulu/Natal,Gauteng and Cape
- NSA Gallery 1998 (solo) - small bronze and concrete sculpture
- Artseen The Grillroom Café, Innes Rd, Durban, August 2002.
- ArtSPACE Durban 29 August 2011 – Bronze sculpture and paintings - Further
- ArtSPACE Durban, February 2008, Masters Exhibition of Oil paintings - Forward
- Sardine Run mixed media mural – King Shaka Airport 2014
- Portrait bust of King Goodwill Zwelitini and Mandela for public park in Richards Bay 2014
- National Heritage Project Life-size figures of King Nyabela and Doman as part of a large project 2012 -2013
- Cane Cutter – life-size bronze for the Cane Growers Association to commemorate the arrival of the Indian
- cane cutters 2012
Lifesize Nyala for private game Farm development
- Fish Eagle for Nedbank Golf challenge as gift for
players (edition of 18)
Fine Art -Technikon Natal (1989) -Higher diploma
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