Ant Larcombe, Caroline Larcombe and Will Larcombe Solomon : Girl Wanda

 

Artist

Ant Larcombe, Caroline Larcombe and Will Larcombe Solomon

Title

Girl Wanda

Proudly Sponsored By

Taronga Zoo Friends

Rhino Sculpture Location

Taronga Zoo
Bradley's Head Road, Mosman, NSW 2088

Rhino Inspiration

Our design was inspired by the iconography of the superhero, saving the world from evil forces. We have chosen both a male and female superhero to highlight that the plight of the rhino is everyones problem. We must all act as superheroes to stop the extinction of our rhino populations. We also feel that the image of the superhero will communicate to both children and adults, being both playful, and carrying a serious message.

Artist statement

Ant Larcombe has been practicing both commercial and fine art for the past thirty years. A graduate of Sydney College of the Arts, he has been selected for both the Mosman and Waverly Art Prizes. Ant was awarded a residency at the Art Space 'The Incinerator' Willoughby, where his work was selected for a group exhibition.

Caroline Larcombe is both an architect and an artist. She has exhibited in group shows at NG Gallery, Chippendale and has been a finalist in the Waverly Art Prize and selected for 'the Artists of Mosman' on numerous occasions. Caroline also teaches a regular Art class to those that suffer with Multiple Sclerosis, whilst continuing her own art practice.