Bronze cast in the UK to the highest standard and using recycled metals. Certified carbon neutral.
25 × 9.5 × 17 cm
The sculpture has been lacquered and waxed and requires minimal care. Light dusting with a soft cloth and an occasional polish with an inert, non abrasive wax without cleaning agents should be all it ever needs.
Mantids are fascinating insects, apparently fearless in exhibiting threat display behaviour regardless of the size of their opponent. They are superbly adapted predators. Generally, their diet is other insects but larger species will feast on lizards, frogs, and even small birds.
Based on Mantis religiosa the length of the head and body of this sculpture is 14.5 cm. Somewhat oversized as large females attain about 9cm in reality.
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John Noble-Milner sculpts animals that look naturally poised. Capturing their character with a tilt of the head, a quizzical look in the eye, a fluidity of movement and energy; almost ready to spring rather than a frozen snapshot of motion. A grounding in biology and understanding of anatomy inform his work with a detailed, lifelike quality.
His bronzes are cast here in the UK using metals from over 95% recycled sources. Both his home and workshop are powered by 100% renewable energy and he subscribes to a scheme to offset all unavoidable carbon emissions. All this reflects his concern for the environment and his interest in the conservation of all the amazing creatures that fascinate and inspire him.
“I believe that my work’s greatest success is achieved if it has the power to remind people that we’re losing these animals and their habitat at an alarming rate and that we urgently need to do something about it.”
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