Thursday, December 10, 2020

Sudan..

 

 
'Extinction isn't only about animals, it has a lot to do with humans too'.. James Mwenda.
 
The 700kg sculpture, a tribute to Sudan, the last known remaining white rhino euthanized in 2018 due to age related complications, arrived in his new home last week. Created by country WA artist extraordinaire Jordan Spriggs using old tools, chains, farm equipment, car parts and sheet metal..  you can see more of his incredible work HERE. Bought by the owners of Rambla on Swan Sudan will be a wonderful welcome when visitors arrive at Mends Street Jetty to visit Perth Zoo while also bringing attention to the plight of endangered species. I find it totally abhorrent that poachers would kill such a magnificent creature for its horn, despicable! You can see a short video of Sudan arriving in his new home HERE. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. 


23 comments:

  1. Neat rhino. Now to automate it.

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  2. I like it ! Here is an amazing assemblage sculpture. And thank you for the link

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  3. What a wonderful sculpture honoring Sudan. We have seen the PBS video of Sudan's life and death. This rhino was much loved and had a good life, but being the last of his kind is a sad tale for all of us. Good post, Grace.

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  4. It is wonderful Grace. I heard them talking on the radio about the plight of gorillas who are being poached more now since there is little tourist money coming into the areas where they live and people view the gorillas as a source of funds.

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  5. So that's where my missing spanners went! No, I suspect my spanners have been taken by poachers too.
    Seriously that's a fine piece of work.

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  6. What a beautiful sculpture honouring Sudan.

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  7. Dearest Grace,
    That is quite a heavy work of art; well done!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. What an incredible way to recycle. Beautiful!

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  9. People have got alot to answer for in how we treat animals I think.

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  10. The artist has made a great piece of art!

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  11. A wonderful tribute. Keep safe, Diane

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  12. That's one beautiful sculpture!
    It's sad truth that even more animals will go extinct if we keep on going as if nothing's happening.
    Greetings, Jonny.

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  13. How sad that some species are becoming extinct due to poaching.
    It's a magnificent sculpture Grace.

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  14. WOW! If a sad one, but, ... "wow"!

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  15. That is an incredible piece of art with an equally important message to go with it.

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  16. Admirable intentions all around!

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  17. Artworks made of random stuff like these always please me. I wish one day I could afford to buy one of my own.

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