Brute Force, 2015
bronze edition of 15
23.5 x 49 x 16 in
(59.69h x 124.46w x 40.64d cm)
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"To me, rhinos are such sculptural animals, and the black rhino is definitely the most athletic looking of the species. “Brute Force” seemed a fitting name for this piece.
With their interesting prehistoric looks and dangerous irritable personalities, I can see why they are respected and revered.
It will be a sad day when there are no more wild rhino; a day that seems to be approaching all too rapidly. Fortunately my research allowed me some first hand experience with these magnificent animals." - Mick Doellinger
“When someone looks at my sculptures, I hope they feel the essence of the animal. I want people to connect with the piece in some way; to notice subtle nuances of the shape, motion or character.” - Mick Doellinger
From his earliest recollections, Mick was fascinated with Animals, Nature and Art and his life & work have always revolved around these passions. Mick Doellinger has lived in US for the past 10 years, but grew up in Australia where he gained many of the skills he uses today in his sculpting process. From his early days of rodeo, taxidermy, guiding and wildlife management, Mick’s lifelong accumulation of “hands-on” knowledge has given him distinct insights into the characteristics, movements and anatomy of his subjects. Over the past thirty-five years Mick has honed his sculpting skills, melding his working knowledge of animal anatomy with an innate understanding of their mechanics.