Cheetah" - SOLD OUT
Bronze, Edition of 100
7" H x 20" L x 3" D
"Running Cheetah" has been exhibited at the National Sculpture
Society's 100th Anniversary show in Italy, as well as other NSS
and Society of Animal Artists shows in NY, the Brookfield Zoo in
Chicago, a two-person exhibition called "Cat Spirit/Cat Strength"
in Geneva, IL, the Colorado Governor's Invitational, "American
Women Artists" in Santa Fe, NM, and "Wild Cat Art"
"Cheetahs on the Run"
Bronze, Edition of 10
34" x 115" x 17"
"Running Cheetah Mini"
Bronze, Unlimited Edition
3" H x 9.5" L x 2" D
by Mel Schockner.
and speed, the two qualities the cheetah is best known for, are
what this sculpture is all about. Unlike most of the big cats, the
cheetah hunts during the day because he doesn't have to rely entirely
on stealth to make the kill - he relies on speed. During a full-out
charge, which can reach speeds up to 70 mph, the cheetah's body
flexes rhythmically from a full stretch with back swayed, to the
pose depicted here, with the back arched and feet gathered in, ready
to spring into the next stretch. During a high-speed chase, though
the cheetah will cover varied terrain and twist and turn on a dime
to follow its prey, his small head, with eyes locked on the victim,
remains amazingly level and stable, as if suspended on a line connected
to the prey animal." - Rosetta
This is the maquette for the first of three life-sized running cheetahs
designed to be darting along a grassy stretch in the city of Dowagiac,
Michigan. The second in the series is "Cheetah
Sprint" Lifesize. The third, "Turning
Point" Lifesize, the lead one of the group, depicts this
most graceful of big cats in one of those amazing sharp controlled
turns that only a cheetah can execute
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