The ostrich is a symbol of pride, fertility, luck, and simplicity. It can teach us to enjoy the little things and how to uncomplicate our lives. The ostrich is a large flightless bird native to Africa. When being pursued by a predator they have been known to reach speeds in excess of 43 mph, making the ostrich the world's fastest two-legged animal. Contrary to popular belief, Ostriches do not bury their heads in sand.
Artist: Mkankha Brothers
Made In: Zimbabwe
About the artist:
The Improved Arts Metal Sculpture Project was started in 1986 by five brothers. Having discovered their artistic talents, they founded the group to depict African natural history through metalwork and to make a better living. Old tin cans and other scraps of metal from businesses in the industrial area of Harare are turned into these delightful sculptures by these artists using snips, pliers, and hammers.
Item #: PTA-OST