LOT #30 : Lara Porter : Unicorn Horn

Artist

Lara Porter

Title

Unicorn Horn

Proudly Sponsored By

Charlene and Graham Bradley AM

Rhino Sculpture Location

Darling Quarter

Description

I wanted to depict the rhino as a vulnerable creature that needs saving - the exact opposite of the tough impression we get when looking at this beautiful beast. I imagined how if the rhino were to become extinct, its horn might become mythical like that of the unicorns, to future generations. This is something we can not allow to happen. This unicorn rhino needs our protection and action if we want to continue admiring it amongst its fellow African friends in the bush : the Meerkat, Snake, Baboon and Tortoise playing happily around its legs.

Artist statement

Lara Porter is an illustrator originally from Cape Town, South Africa. Having grown up in Africa, she has spent many happy holidays observing these magnificent creatures, in the wild, so this project is close to her heart.

She has worked in the creative industry in South Africa, England and Australia since the early 90's and is now happily settled in Sydney doing what she loves most, illustrating.

Sculpture Details

Type : Large (adult)

Measurements : 1340mm (h) x 2250mm (l) x 800mm (w)

Weight : Approximately 60Kg