Porky Hefer

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12.06.2018 - 17.06.2018
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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.

Porky Hefer
Wendy Blue Whale

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-woven and knitted recycled t-shirt fabric, glass beads, steel frame
260 x 140 x 140 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Wendy Blue Whale

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-woven and knitted recycled t-shirt fabric, glass beads, steel frame
260 x 140 x 140 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Porky Hefer
Sandy Great White Shark

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-embroidered cotton and linen, steel frame
220 x 150 x 130 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Sandy Great White Shark

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-embroidered cotton and linen, steel frame
220 x 150 x 130 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Porky Hefer
Trevyn Pygmy Sloth

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-woven and knitted recycled t-shirt yarn, corduroy, steel frame
210 x 100 x 180 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Trevyn Pygmy Sloth

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-woven and knitted recycled t-shirt yarn, corduroy, steel frame
210 x 100 x 180 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Porky Hefer
Quasiqtuk Polar Bear

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-felted wool, polyester stuffing made from recycled plastic bottles
300 x 200 x 40 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Quasiqtuk Polar Bear

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-felted wool, polyester stuffing made from recycled plastic bottles
300 x 200 x 40 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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Porky Hefer
Yelda Orangutan

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-felted wool, polyester stuffing made from recycled plastic bottles
300 x 250 x 165 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

Porky Hefer
Yelda Orangutan

With Schiff Fine Art Advisory, for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Hand-felted wool, polyester stuffing made from recycled plastic bottles
300 x 250 x 165 cm
Edition of 2 + 1 AP

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