bronzes by Dylan Lewis

Bronze animals at Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Arriving at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

If you are a lover of gardens, then Kirstenbosch is a must-see in Cape Town.  Situated in the wettest corner of the town (some say the wettest place in the country), a very wide range of flora are to be found.

The eastern faces of Table Mountain dominate the skyline
The eastern faces of Table Mountain dominate the skyline

One of the lesser known attractions of the garden are a series of artworks, mainly outdoor sculptures.

Two of these sculptures are animal bronzes by Dylan Lewis can be found at the Centre for Home Gardening at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The position of each sculpture is permanent but the sculptures are changed from time to time.

bronzes by Dylan Lewis
Another beautiful bronze by Dylan Lewis

Dylan Lewis is among the most highly regarded figurative sculptors working with the animal form today. He works in clay, crafting the medium so that its final shape and surface take on an almost elemental quality, its texture not only bringing the animal to life but speaking of the wilderness itself.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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