Hippo (small)

Sometime in the early Twenty-first century, I began a series of square-bodied bronze animals that continues to this day which I refer to collectively as my Square Menagerie. The very first animals were African––a lion, several elephants, giraffes–and eventually, this small hippo. I loved the idea of having it poking up out of a jungle lake, mouth agape, surrounded by swirling water. I later built a second version, twice as large.

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It sits on an 8″ round green marble base. I love the way the veins in the marble complement the swirling water. And if you look at it from the front, it has a lovely uvula.