These pieces have been edited by Fonderie Ilhat through the lost-wax process and each piece is signed (Sofy) and numbered from 1 to 8.
This grizzly mum watched our approaching inflatable boat for a long time before deciding we were not a threat to her and her cubs. She walked slowly away and let us land on her territory.
Great Bear Rainforest - Klemtu (B.C.)
H 35 x L 30 x P 32 cm
On commission : portrait of a young dachshund for his mistress' birthday.
H 22 x L 15 x P 15 cm
Sea lion from the port of San Francisco
H 21 x L 30 x P 14 cm
In the Rocky Mountains, this formidable predator, stealthily approach its prey.
Memory of a long walk on the Pacific Rim under the watch of a bald eagle.
Portrait of our dog
(Ngorongoro - Tanzania)
When you open your lodge door in the morning and are facing a bunch of buffalos..... Memories of Ngorongoro.
This horse is the first of a serie called "Attitudes"
How not to be inspired by the natural elegance of horses.
After carefully surveying a flock of impalas, she dashed towards her target with such an amazing speed that she seemed to be flying over the savannah...
Kangombe, the veteran
Kunene area, Namibia
I chose to portray this old rhino, with his broken tusk and torn ear, as a tribute to his long life (was already 40 when we met).
He was named Kangombe after a Herero chef.
Beautiful memory of the Serengeti where this lioness let us admire her for quite a while, wanting us to focus on her and not on her cubs well hidden in the nearby Skopje.
The king !
Relying on his power and unquestioned authority, the lion is reigning on the infinite plain of the Serengeti.
Hoanibe River - Namibia
Mother and infant were happily strolling along the Hoanibe River bank.
Doro Nawas (Namibie)
This angry male is shouting his anger as a last warning before charging.
Doro Nawas (Namibia)
These two young elephants were playing without a care in the world, in the fading light of late afternoon in Door Nawas (Namibia).
After feasting over a freshly killed young buffalo with her family, she was resting on the trail at Ngorongoro (Tanzania)
L 11 x H 22 x P 8 cm
Walking by the Tarangire
This is the first elephant we met in Tanzania.
While his family was bathing in the river Tarangire, he peacefully walked alone on the river bank
Available in two different patinas
Move along !
We were too close from her family. She made it very clear we better had to move along !
On the watch
This edition, number 1/8 has been molded and edited by myself at Stuart Roussel's facilities.
Stone quiet, concentrated, this cheetah was sitting by the trail, her two cubs at her side, focusing on some impalas
A while later, we were lucky enough to admire her amazing velocity when she rushed on her preys.
Total height support included 35 cm