Edge Sculpture African Elephant Bust by Matt Buckley
The African Elephant Edge Sculpture by Matt Buckley, probably the largest and most imposing of all of the range, from the distinctive ears, to the unique 'two fingered' trunk, and the colour and texture of the skin, this creation made from marble resin, is mesmerising in its intricacy
There is so much to know about the African elephant, for example, it can be identified from other elephants by the size of its ears, (which radiate heat to help keep them cool) and the 'fingers' on the end of it's trunk, and with the usual attention to detail, both of these distinct features can be easily recognised on the sculpture
African elephants have a vital role in their ecosystem, in fact they have become known as 'ecosystem engineers. For example, when it's dry season, they use their tusks to dig up what appear to be dry riverbeds, but actually they create watering holes both for themselves and other animals to drink from. Also, the elephants love of feasting on shrubs, plants and trees, create clearings and pathways for smaller animas to move through, their uprooting of trees also helps clear the landscape for other animals to thrive.
Elephant ears radiate heat to help keep them cool, but if the heat gets too much, they love to shower themselves with water by sucking the water into their trunks and spraying it all over themselves, and then spray themselves with a protective coating of dust
An elephant's trunk is actually their nose, they use it for breathing, trumpeting, drinking, and of course smelling, but they also use those two finger like features to grab things - especially if they see a tempting meal!
This showstopper is one of the rare sculptures from Edge which can be both a stand alone piece, or wall mounted (see separate product African elephant with wall mount and stand to give you both options at an extra cost for the wall mount
Height - 47.5cm, Length - 68cm, Depth - 70cm
Weight - approx 24kg