Mark Matthews: Animal Sphere, Reticulated Giraffe
The Reticulated Giraffe Sphere is part of Mark Matthews' series on animal skins.
Matthews began his quest to make accurate animal skin spheres in the early 1990s and it took two years to take the first two spheres from idea to fruition.
Matthews utilizes both modern and ancient techniques to create everything from traditional swirls and lutz marbles to realistic interpretations of animal pelts. Working with only one assistant, each piece is meticulously worked and signed by the artist.
No two marbles are exactly alike in size, shape, or color.