Pangea Sculptures was set up in 2014 after its founder, Ian Unsworth, saw the sculptures being sold at the roadside whilst on a trip to Africa. He became fascinated with these fantastical sculptures and met with the artist, Moses Ocheing, in his community in Nairobi. Ian bought a couple of pieces for himself and made arrangements to ship a container of these beautiful animal sculptures over to the UK to see if other people had the same reaction to them as he did. Naturally, people flocked to them and the entire lot sold within weeks.
Headed by design leader Moses Ocheing, the Ark Collective is an artistic design team that creates powerful and striking true-to-life metal sculptures that are cherished by art lovers all over the world. Moses started producing the sculptures from recycled metal with the help of just two other designers. Every animal sculpture is created by hand with incredible skill and attention to detail using reclaimed materials discarded from the car industry and other sources, which would otherwise be wasted. Materials are bought by the pallet load and then painstakingly sorted, cut, shaped and welded to a unique armature to create these stunningly realistic and often life-size works of art.
Moses and his team make all their sculptures by hand, taking many hours to complete each piece. The Ark Collective produces a wide collection of animals from tall and elegant giraffes and magnificent life-size elephants to gorillas, rhinos, hippos, a frog chorus and even a reindeer stag. No two pieces are alike, so every purchase you make from Pangea Sculptures is guaranteed to be unique.
With dwindling shopping days until Christmas it is time to think outside the box for your Christmas gifts. At Pangea Sculptures they have the perfect animal sculptures hand-made in Nairobi by artisan craftsmen, which will inspire anyone looking for that ‘Wow’ gift this year.
This year they have some very special ‘Reindeer’ stags; one rumoured to be modelled on Rudolph himself! These make the perfect centrepiece in a cosy home or as a garden feature. The stag heads or full stag sculptures will enhance any special winter wonderland!
Owner Ian Unsworth, comments, “We are extremely excited about this Christmas and the animal sculptures, which will make fantastic gifts for all of the family. Not only are we working to ensure that Pangea Sculptures is a sustainable company for the craftsmen and their families in Nairobi, we are delighted to be working with them and seeing their stunning sculptures and artisan work really come to life through our partnership.”
Pangea Sculptures create stunning and unique works of art from life-size sculptures of magnificent Elephants to Stags for a visually stunning piece of art in your home. Handmade by a team of 36 Artisanal craftsmen in Africa, the life-size sculptures can take up to 100 hours to create.
Plus purchasing a Pangea Sculpture is more than buying a piece of artwork, it is sustaining communities in Africa to help to provide a better quality of life security and employment opportunities through The Ark Collective. So if you want to give and give a little back this holiday season look no further than Pangea Sculptures.
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