Porky Hefer

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12.06.2018 - 17.06.2018
International
The sculptures depict five endangered species all made of eco-friendly and recycled materials by artisans in Cape Town.

Southern Guild and SFA Advisory present Endangered, a series of unique seating pods by renowned South African artist Porky Hefer, premiering at Design Miami/ Basel 2018. Commissioned by SFA Advisory to benefit the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), the sculptures depict five endangered species – an orangutan, a polar bear, a sloth, a blue whale, and a great white shark – all made of eco-friendly and recycled materials by artisans in Cape Town. Porky worked closely with textile artist Ronel Jordaan and craft collectives Heartworks and Mielie to translate his creatures into giant, tactile sculptures whose surfaces have been crocheted, felted, stitched and embroidered with unique embellishments. The works are available for sale in a limited edition of three per animal through Southern Guild, with 25% of the sales’ proceeds supporting LDF’s wildlife conservation programmes.

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