In 2018, the world mourned the loss of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino. His passing served as a heartbreaking reminder of the devastating impact of poaching on these magnificent creatures. Over the years, the Northern White Rhino population had been decimated, their horns coveted in the illegal black market. Today, we pay homage to Sudan and shed light on the ongoing battle to protect these endangered animals.
Amidst this tragedy, a remarkable piece of art emerged – “Sudan.” Constructed using retired tools, machine parts, and marine-grade stainless steel, this sculpture stands as a symbol of resilience and remembrance. Weighing just short of a tonne and taking 550 hours to complete, it is the artist’s largest creation to date.
We extend our gratitude to Black Star Fabrication for their exceptional craftsmanship in shaping the intricate horn, and Strange Images Photography for capturing the essence of Sudan through their stunning photographs.
Now proudly stationed at Rambla on Swan, South Perth Foreshore, just down the road from the Perth Zoo, “Sudan” stands guard, embodying the spirit of its real-life counterpart. On Friday, the official unveiling of this magnificent sculpture will take place at 3 pm at Rambla. The artist will be present, welcoming visitors and engaging in a meet and greet session throughout the afternoon. Join us for a drink, witness the splendor of Sudan in the flesh, and enjoy the breathtaking view.
As we admire this extraordinary artwork, let us not forget the urgency of the situation. Rhino poaching remains a critical issue that demands our attention. To contribute to the fight against rhino poaching, we encourage you to visit the SAVE African Rhino Foundation, where you can find more information on how to support their crucial efforts.
We eagerly await your thoughts on “Sudan.” This sculpture not only commemorates the last male Northern White Rhino but also serves as a powerful reminder of the need to protect and preserve our planet’s endangered species. Together, let us strive to create a world where future generations can witness the beauty of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitats.