H8 x W22 x D11 cm
The Iconic Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine)… Extinct or elusive? There are many reasons why people are fascinated by this mystery. Perhaps deep in the pristine Tasmanian wilderness, there still exists an animal like no other.
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.