The Crocodile symbolizes the unbridled creative forces of the world. It represents our instinctual and primal selves, and is a symbol of creation and destruction. Crocodiles are the largest of reptiles, have highly acute senses and are fiercely protective of their young. They are an ancient lineage, believed to have changed little since the time of the dinosaurs. They now serve as a modern day link from past to present.
Artist: Joseph Thomas, painted by Yeukai Tanyara
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 #: PTI-CROC