Francois Viljoen is a South African born artist, now lives in the south west part of Baden Württemberg, Germany. In many ways arts influenced and marked his life from the start. He was in a only Academic+Sport school with no art classes, This was quite frustrating, but then the creative process, esp. drawing, became a passion and big interest in his teenage years, following a long, weekly TV series called, "Quest for Romanticism". He then started to draw, more and more. "It was like finding my call in life and meaning... Like bringing order to...
Sculpture: 'The Shrew (Bronze Shrew on Exotic Leaf statuette)' by Francois Viljoen
Mouse bronze sculpture statuette for sale for Indoors Inside Interior display by the Talented Sculptor François Viljoen, who writes..... "Elephant Shrew Macroscelidea is not really a mouse, and not even a real Shrew. They are also called Sengis, a term derived from the Bantu languages of Africa. They are mostly from Africa and eats mostly insects. Known for its long nose, long tail, thin legs and super speed. They are not highly social animals, but many live in monogamous pairs. They`re very active, but very seldom seen; elephant shrews are wary, well camouflaged, and adept at jumping or dashing away from threats. Words that came to mind while working on this project were: "alertness or readiness". The Bowl itself, in this work, had an organic and fauna origin/inspiration.
27.5 x 25 x 37 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 10 5/6 in x 9 5/6 in x 1 ft 2 4/7 in
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