The Thylacine went extinct on the Australian mainland about 2000 years ago. But in Tasmania, a small population survived to become, after white settlement, the most despised creature on the island. On 7 September 1936, the last known Tasmanian Tiger died at the Hobart Zoo. This was the first known species of animal to become extinct in Tasmania.
Since moving to Hobart, I was fascinated by the stories, reports, and the findings of alleged Thylacine sightings. In my bronze sculptures, I attempted to connect the past, present and the future of Tasmania. Embracing the unknown and conveying the message that more needs to be done to protect our endangered species.
I worked closely with the museum to obtain as much information as possible to achieve the realistic look in my sculptures. As a result, superb anatomically correct details are beautifully captured in bronze. I am very pleased with the outcome and hope you appreciate my work as well.