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Beckwith Kraft

Beckwith Kraft
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1978, and 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 thrown away 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 honouring of nature, and the natural cycle we are all governed by in life. Each piece 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. ...More...

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’ authorised dealers.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2017
ART & ENVIRONMENT, Fellini Gallery, Berlin, Germany
(100% of the gallery proceeds will go 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...Less...

Beckwith Kraft

Sculpture

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Beckwith Kraft
BUFFALO - BLACK FLAME LILIES
Bone, horn & ink
31 X 34 X 22
BK26716
Beckwith Kraft
BUFFALO - FLAME LILY
Bone, horn & ink
28 X 37 X 23
BK26714
Beckwith Kraft
BUFFALO - INDIGO NDORO
Bone, horn & ink
29 X 34 X 22
BK25722
Beckwith Kraft
BUFFALO - NDORO
Bone, horn & ink
29 X 35 X 18
BK25406
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Beckwith Kraft
BUFFALO - SHONGOLOLO
Bone, horn & ink
30 X 36 X 25
BK25724
Beckwith Kraft
COPTIC
Horn & bone
35 X 22 X 9
BK25429
SOLD
Beckwith Kraft
COW - FAIRY TALE
Ink, bone, rope & horn
32 X 47 X 22
BK26709
SOLD
Beckwith Kraft
COW - WHEELS
Ink, bone, rope & horn
38 X 36 X 21
BK26711
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Beckwith Kraft
COW - WHITE WHEELS
Bone, horn, rope
34 X 34 X 21
BK26712
Beckwith Kraft
GARLAND
Horn, bone & ink
35 X 30 X 14
BK25428
SOLD
Beckwith Kraft
GIRAFFE - BLACK ROSES
Bone & ink
16 X 12 X 29
BK26718
Beckwith Kraft
GIRAFFE - BUSHEL OF CORN
Bone & ink
17 X 12 X 29
BK26720
Beckwith Kraft
GIRAFFE - FEATHERS
Bone & ink
17 X 12 X 29
BK26717
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Beckwith Kraft
GIRAFFE - SPIRALING ROSES
Bone & ink
16 X 12 X 29
BK26719
Beckwith Kraft
GIRAFFE - SUMMER GARDEN
Bone & ink
16 X 12 X 29
BK26721
SOLD
Beckwith Kraft
KUDU - RETRO
Bone, horn & ink
53 X 33 x 30
BK25410
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Beckwith Kraft
KUDU - ROSES
Bone, horn & ink
50 X 32 X 19
BK25412
Beckwith Kraft
NEW BEGINNINGS
Bone & wood
24 X 32 X 13
BK26722
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Beckwith Kraft
SHOOTING STAR
Horn, bone & ink
37 X 29 X 18
BK25425
Beckwith Kraft
STAR BURST
Horn & bone
38 X 30 X 9
BK25430
SOLD
Beckwith Kraft
TRAIL BLAZER
Horn, bone & ink
39 X 28 X 12
BK25426
Beckwith Kraft
WHITE FURIRAMUDENGA I
Bone
14 X 28 X 12
BK25421