Life-size mammoth weatherproof model
Approximately 300 cm tall
This life-size sculpture is a very realistic reconstruction of the woolly mammoth. To create this scientifically accurate sculpture, the skeleton was used as a reference.
Firstly, lots of drawings were made to make the anatomical reconstruction. Secondly, a scale model was made. For the full-size model, the head and legs were carved out of Polyurethane foam blocks. It consists of 7 sections so it could be disassembled. This was necessary to make the model fit into the freight container to ship to a client in America. Polyurea was used to create a solid base. This material is weatherproof, so the mammoth can be placed outside. This is necessary because the Mammoth sculpture has to withstand all weather conditions.
The Woolly mammoth was an iconic mammal. It represented the Pleistocene era as the pinnacle of the mega beasts. They lived alongside the other megafauna. For example Smilodon, cave bears, sloths, Megaloceros, and many others. Our early ancestors hunted the woolly mammoths. They made cave paintings for us to see thousands of years later. It seems early men had the urge to express artistically. Like humans today.