This little boar is quite a character and his personality really comes across in his features. It’s fair to say that this is a boar with attitude.
As well as being irresistibly eye-catching, the bronze boar makes a great conversation piece, especially when you divulge the name and re-tell his story. This boar is based on the Celtic tale of The Boar of Ben Gulbain.
The sculpture has amazing tactile qualities, and is surprisingly weighty and cool to the touch. Pop him somewhere you will look at often, such as a desk or mantlepiece. You could even put him to use as a paperweight.
It is important to us at AUTHOR that traditional craft skills such as the ‘Cire Perdue’ technique used by this Foundry are not lost. Being able to continue both the oral tradition of passing down legends and the ancient metalworking skills gives us a grounding and reassuring connection to the past.
THE BOAR OF BEN GULBAIN
The Mallon Foundry
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