Known to purposefully damage his work by drilling, cutting and even shooting it, sculptor and painter Charming Baker intentionally puts in to question the preciousness of art and the definition of its beauty.
Not content with just painting the model given to him, Charming Baker has sawn it apart and put it back together completely altering its stature. Falling to one knee, head down, Baker’s rhino is strangely similar to the mummified pose of an extinct woolly rhino displayed in London’s National History Museum. With a nod to the fatalistic film genre, Rhino Noir is a physical form of the state of the critically endangered black rhino species. Hovering just above 5000 worldwide, the black rhino population is on its knees.
Image Credit: Hugh Kelly
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Pella Resources and the Pouroulis Foundation have been involved in both business and community development across the African continent for over 25 years and are proud to be supporting an inspiring charity like Tusk that is making such a difference for Africa’s wildlife, natural habitats and people.
Rhino Location: King Charles St
King Charles Street / Horse Guards Rd Jn. At the bottom of Clive Steps and entrance to Churchill War Rooms