HAMISH MACKIE (b. 1973) Cheetah Head

HAMISH MACKIE (b. 1973) Cheetah Head



Cheetah Head, Plasticine original

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie
Numbered Edition of 12
Dated 2020

H 37cm x W 24cm x D 25 cm
including Kilkenny stone base

Since his first visit to Africa in 1996, Hamish has been fascinated by cheetah. He returns to the subject again and again as a bench mark for his evolving style. Inspired by a cheetah skull on loan from the organisation Specialist Wildlife Services, Hamish had the idea to sculpt a series of life size bronze cheetah heads from three very different materials.

The cheetah heads were originally made in Plasticine, Clay and Mud and then cast into bronze. Hamish has worked in each medium many times before. However, until now he has not experimented with sculpting the identical subject and composition several times, each in a different material. It offered Hamish a greater comparative understanding of how each substance behaves and takes a patina, when all were cast into the same bronze.

Cheetah Head Study - Plasticine Original 2020 reproduces exactly his gestures and mark making.


Height 37 cm / 14 "
Width 24 cm / 9 12"
Depth 25 cm / 10"