Sculptures :: Birds :: Small Birds :: Emerald – Spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos)

ThisĀ sculpture was a great challenge. I wanted to place this dove in a branch of a thorn tree and to inlay stones into his beautiful wings. I drew my vision and promptly sold five of the edition from the drawing. I had never previously set a stone into bronze nor had I combined bronze and silver in a sculpture. Thus began a very steep learning curve.

The emerald spotted dove has one of the most characteristic calls of the Bushveld.

Medium: Bronze, silver, tourmaline and garnet semi -precious stones
Edition: Edition 10 plus an artist proof (A/P). sold out
Size: 40cm High x 22cm Long x 27 Wide