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Beckwith Kraft

BECKWITH KRAFT
(b. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa)

After immigrating to Zimbabwe in 2008, the vastness of ‘Real Africa’ and its incredible beauty resonated with my love for nature and living wild. I quickly became bound to this immense, fragile, unyielding and sometimes savage country. In 2014, driven by a desire to create beauty from discarded objects, I became interested in carving domestic cow skulls. My interest was multifaceted – An appreciation of the exquisite craftsmanship of nature, from the pattern on a daisy flower to the sculpture of bone beneath flesh. Our fear of impermanence, and the transient quality of life. An honoring of nature, and the natural cycle we are all governed by in life. Each one of my pieces is unique.

There’s something poignant about Nature when her outer garments are laid bare. A touch of our own wonder and mortality intrinsically bound within the boughs of the Tree of Life.
…and the natural cycle we are all governed by in life.

Sustainable living is paramount to looking after our future’s heritage. The ethics of working on animal products are very important to me. None of the animals used in carving have been killed for their skulls. The domestic cows have been slaughtered for their meat. Some wild animals have been killed by paid hunters, and the skulls are not wanted after the hunt. Some of the plains game have been killed by National Parks and are used to feed the wardens working there. All game skulls are procured solely from Zimbabwe National Parks’ authorized dealers.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017
ART & ENVIRONMENT, Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany
(100% of the gallery proceeds to the environmental organization Greenpeace)
2017
State of the Art, Group Show, Everard Read Gallery, Franschhoek, South Africa
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Leeu Collection, Franschhoek, South Africa

Beckwith Kraft

Native Visions Gallery - Jupiter

104 Breakwater Court
Jupiter, FL, 33477
Map / Directions
(p) 561.741.1600    (f) 561.741.3311

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm
Gallery@NativeVisions.com

Native Visions Gallery - Naples

737 5th Avenue South
Naples, Florida 34102
Map / Directions
(p) 239.643.3785    (f) 239.643.5346

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 9:00pm
NaplesGallery@NativeVisions.com

  • Cobalt Daisy – Buffalo - 26715

    Cobalt Daisy – Buffalo

    Size: 32 x 32 x 24
    Medium: Bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 26715

  • Summer Garden – Giraffe - 26721

    Summer Garden – Giraffe

    Size: 16 x 12 x 29
    Medium: Bone & ink

    Product #: 26721

  • Bushel Of Corn – Giraffe - 26720

    Bushel Of Corn – Giraffe

    Size: 17 x 12 x 29
    Medium: Bone & ink

    Product #: 26720

  • Spiraling Roses – Giraffe - 26719

    Spiraling Roses – Giraffe

    Size: 16 x 12 x 29
    Medium: Bone & ink

    Product #: 26719

  • Black Roses – Giraffe - 26718

    Black Roses – Giraffe

    Size: 16 x 12 x 29
    Medium: Bone & ink

    Product #: 26718

  • Feathers – Giraffe - 26717

    Feathers – Giraffe

    Size: 17 x 12 x 29
    Medium: Bone & ink

    Product #: 26717

  • Black Flame Lilies – Buffalo - 26716

    Black Flame Lilies – Buffalo

    Size: 31 x 34 x 22
    Medium: Bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 26716

  • Flame Lily – Buffalo - 26714

    Flame Lily – Buffalo

    Size: 28 x 37 x 23
    Medium: Bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 26714

  • Roses – Cow - 26713

    Roses – Cow

    Size: 36 x 32 x 22
    Medium: Ink, bone, horn & rope

    Product #: 26713

  • White Wheels – Cow - 26712

    White Wheels – Cow

    Size: 34 x 34 x 21
    Medium: Bone, horn & rope

    Product #: 26712

  • Wheels – Cow - 26711

    Wheels – Cow

    Size: 34 x 46 x 27
    Medium: Horn, carved bone, ink & rope

    Product #: 26711

  • Daisy Blue – Cow - 26710

    Daisy Blue – Cow

    Size: 34 x 46 x 27
    Medium: Horn, carved bone, ink & rope

    Product #: 26710

  • Fairy Tail – Cow - 26709

    Fairy Tail – Cow

    Size: 32 x 47 x 22
    Medium: Horn, carved bone, ink & rope

    Product #: 26709

  • Trail Blazer - 25426

    Trail Blazer

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 26" h

    Size: 39 x 28 x 12
    Medium: Horn, carved bone & ink

    Product #: 25426

  • Star Burst - 25430

    Star Burst

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 29" h

    Size: 38 x 30 x 9
    Medium: Horn & carved bone

    Product #: 25430

  • Kudu – Roses - 25412

    Kudu – Roses

    Size: 50 x 32 x 19
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25412

  • Shooting Star - 25425

    Shooting Star

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 24" h

    Size: 37 x 29 x 18
    Medium: Horn, carved bone & ink

    Product #: 25425

  • Buffalo – Shongololo - 25724

    Buffalo – Shongololo

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 19 x 11 x 25

    Size: 30 x 36 x 25
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25724

  • Garland - 25428

    Garland

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 24" h

    Size: 35 x 30 x 14
    Medium: Horn, carved bone & ink

    Product #: 25428

  • Buffalo – Indigo Ndoro - 25722

    Buffalo – Indigo Ndoro

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 21 x 34 x 22

    Size: 29 x 34 x 22
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25722

  • Coptic - 25429

    Coptic

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 24" h

    Size: 35 x 22 x 9
    Medium: Horn & carved bone

    Product #: 25429

  • White Furiramudenga I - 25421

    White Furiramudenga I

    Size: 14 x 28 x 12
    Medium: Carved bone

    Product #: 25421

  • Buffalo – Ndoro - 25406

    Buffalo – Ndoro

    Size: 29 x 35 x 18
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25406

  • Kudu – Retro - 25410

    Kudu – Retro

    Size: 53 x 33 x 30
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25410

  • SOLD – White Furiramudenga II - 25422

    SOLD – White Furiramudenga II

    Size: 15 x 26 x 13
    Medium: Carved bone

    Product #: 25422

  • SOLD – Buffalo – Burnished Earth - 25725

    SOLD – Buffalo – Burnished Earth

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 20 x 34 x 23

    Size: 29 x 34 x 23
    Medium: Ink, potassium permanganate, bone & horn

    Product #: 25725

  • SOLD – Kudu II - 24657

    SOLD – Kudu II

    Size: 56 x 36 x 19
    Medium: Carved bone, horn, acrylic and ink

    Product #: 24657

  • SOLD – Kudu – Buds - 25411

    SOLD – Kudu – Buds

    Size: 51 x 27 x 28
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25411

  • SOLD – Buffalo – Geometric Lines - 25727

    SOLD – Buffalo – Geometric Lines

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 23 x 33 x 20

    Size: 32 x 33 x 20
    Medium: Carved bone, horn, acrylic & ink

    Product #: 25727

  • SOLD – Buffalo – Concentric Curves - 25723

    SOLD – Buffalo – Concentric Curves

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 20 x 39 x 21

    Size: 29 x 39 x 21
    Medium: Carved bone & horn

    Product #: 25723

  • SOLD – Kudu – Cornflower - 25413

    SOLD – Kudu – Cornflower

    Size: 53 x 32 x 28
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25413

  • SOLD – Buffalo – Denga - 25726

    SOLD – Buffalo – Denga

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 21 x 38 x 23

    Size: 30 x 38 x 23
    Medium: Carved bone & horn

    Product #: 25726

  • SOLD – Black Furiramudenga - 25423

    SOLD – Black Furiramudenga

    Size: 15 x 29 x 13
    Medium: Carved bone

    Product #: 25423

  • SOLD – Grassland - 25427

    SOLD – Grassland

    Without stand (as wall mount) - 27" h

    Size: 40 x 29 x 14
    Medium: Horn, carved bone & ink

    Product #: 25427

  • SOLD – Buffalo – Flame Lily - 25407

    SOLD – Buffalo – Flame Lily

    Size: 31 3/4 x 34 1/4 x 22
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25407

  • SOLD – Buffalo – Blue Coptic - 25409

    SOLD – Buffalo – Blue Coptic

    Size: 32 x 35 x 23
    Medium: Carved bone, horn, acrylic & ink

    Product #: 25409

  • SOLD – Giraffe I - 24664

    SOLD – Giraffe I

    Size: 18 x 32 x 13
    Medium: Carved bone

    Product #: 24664

  • SOLD – Cow VI - 24662

    SOLD – Cow VI

    Size: 28 x 27 x 14
    Medium: Carved bone, horn, acrylic, ink and rope

    Product #: 24662

  • SOLD – Buffalo – Black - 25408

    SOLD – Buffalo – Black

    Size: 27 x 38 x 18
    Medium: Carved bone, horn & ink

    Product #: 25408

  • SOLD – White Furiramudenga III - 25424

    SOLD – White Furiramudenga III

    Size: 16 x 27 x 13
    Medium: Carved bone

    Product #: 25424

  • SOLD – Cow V - 24661

    SOLD – Cow V

    Size: 34 x 28 x 13
    Medium: Carved bone, horn, ink and rope

    Product #: 24661

  • SOLD – Giraffe II - 24665

    SOLD – Giraffe II

    Size: 15 x 29 x 12
    Medium: Carved bone and ink

    Product #: 24665

  • SOLD – Kudu III - 24656

    SOLD – Kudu III

    Size: 41 x 29 x 15
    Medium: Carved bone and horn

    Product #: 24656

  • SOLD – Buffalo V - 24660

    SOLD – Buffalo V

    Size: 30 x 41 x 20
    Medium: Carved bone and horn

    Product #: 24660

  • SOLD – Buffalo III - 24659

    SOLD – Buffalo III

    Size: 26 x 38 x 20
    Medium: Carved bone and horn

    Product #: 24659

  • SOLD – Kudu V - 24658

    SOLD – Kudu V

    Size: 44 x 33 x 28
    Medium: Carved bone and horn

    Product #: 24658