Wall-mounted Lion Portrait
This hand made wall-mounted portrait is approximately 12 inches wide, 10 inches tall and 7 inches deep. Each piece is unique and will vary slightly in size and proportions. Each piece is made of snare wire, with thinner fastening wires frequently reclaimed from discarded automotive parts. This pieces includes decretive multicolored beading for the Lion's mane.
Snares to Wares is a community-based conservation initiative dedicated to improving human livelihood and protecting wildlife in and around the village of Pakwach, Uganda. This project simultaneously transforms human lives and addresses the problem of wildlife poaching by empowering local artisans to repurpose wire snares into sculptures of the wildlife that would otherwise fall victim to snaring. Proceeds from the sale of these sculptures flow directly into the community to sustain these transformations.
The Snares to Wares Initiative is empowering youth - those most vulnerable to being recruited into poaching at an impressionable age – to make an honest living as artisans. They are trained in the skills necessary to become capable artisans and support their work via national park trips facilitating study of the animal form. The art that is produced represents sculptures of wildlife species.
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