Giraffes have incredibly unique physical characteristics, making them fascinating to look at and unlike any other animals.
This is what drew me to create this pair of corten steel giraffe sculptures, Gil and Gerry.
What intrigues me even more than the unusual look of the giraffe is the fact they have to get up and walk from the moment they are born.
As humans, we don’t usually begin to walk until somewhere between nine and 12 months – and we only have short legs.
Giraffes, on the other hand, have to learn to navigate their long legs from day one.
If you get the chance to see a newborn giraffe trying to walk for the first time, it is one of the most entertaining (and endearing) spectacles.
Kind of like a Benny Hill skit.
To me, Gil represents the fragility and resilience of life.
We are all trying to make our way in this world, doing what we can to survive.
Gil is proof that we will all fall at some point and force ourselves to get back up again.
In the wild, giraffes are gentle creatures, graceful and social.
I also craft adult corten steel giraffe sculptures that generate feelings of awe and intrigue.
Gil is accompanied by Gerry, who stands at 2.8 metres tall but is actually only half the size of a real adult giraffe.
Being one of the most interesting and unique animals to look at, these remarkable giraffe sculptures will transformation to your garden or outdoor space into a wildlife wonderland.
Imagine the pure delight your friends, family and visitors will feel at witnessing these magnificent creatures when they take centre stage in your yard.