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"Grace" by Dan Ostermiller
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The WildAid 2019 Gala is almost here! You can start pre-bidding now and until November 8, 2019, at 7 pm Pacific Time, after which the highest bid for each item will become the starting bid at the Gala (paper bidding will be used at the Gala).

"Grace" by Dan Ostermiller

"Grace" 2015 is an amazing bronze giraffe sculpture and is a limited edition 13 of 20.

Giraffes only need 5 to 30 minutes of sleep in a 24-hour period! They often achieve that in quick naps that may last only a minute or two at a time. So, what do giraffes do all day? Giraffes require over 75 pounds of food a day-and with a diet of leaves, this means they spend most of their time eating and not sleeping!

Measurements: 22" h x 12" w x 26" d

Weight: 42 pounds

Dan Ostermiller is the son of a famed taxidermist and the experience he gained under his father's tutelage influenced Ostermiller's career and was responsible for his interest in becoming a sculptor of animals as well as for his complete understanding of animal form.

Ostermiller has enlarged the scope of his knowledge of wildlife with expeditions to Alaska, Africa and all corners of the West. Ostermiller's sculpture conveys a mood and an emotion. Each bronze engages the viewer, encouraging the touch of a hand and inviting further contemplation. "If I have a trademark, it's the character I put in pieces. I incorporate, I hope, strong design. I give people something they can relate to and a good piece of sculpture."

Note: This item will be ready for you to take home at the end of the gala. An additional fee will apply for shipping.

Generously Donated by Nedra Matteucci Galleries & Joseph Finnegan, honoring Chrystina & Jim Parks