AN ARTIST'S COMMITMENT TO SAVE THE RHINO
|© (Rhino) - Mapungubwe Revisited by Noel Ashton (Oct 2012)|
800 years later, wildlife artist Noel Ashton revisits the Mapungubwe gold rhino and explores its significance in context of the modern world. During the silent process of sculpting Mapungubwe Revisited, he reflects on the invisible thread that binds us to the earth, and realises that this little gold rhino is much more than a priceless cultural artifact, it also embodies a deeper connection with and reverence for this magnificent animal of Africa.
Mapungubwe Revisited is a bronze sculpture of a rhino that Noel created as an artwork that could be sold to raise funds for WWF-South Africa's rhino conservation work. The initiative consists of three sculpture editions including a pure gold, a gold-leaf and a bronze rhino.