Sculptures :: Birds :: Small Birds :: Lesser Jacana (Microparra capensis)

The Lesser Jacana is known also known colloquially as ‘” the Lily Trotter”. The nest is made out of plant matter and sits very low, floating on the water. The eggs are designed to roll around in a circle so that they cannot fall out of the nest. Their toes are so fine that I was unable to cast them so I had to carefully make each toe by hand and then join them onto the bronze. The base is fashioned out of liquid glass to resemble the water on which they nest

Medium: Bronze, Liquid glass
Edition: Edition of 15 plus an artist proof A/P
Size: Diameter 20cm x Height 16cm