SCRAP METAL SCULPTURE
With over 20 years’ experience making metal sculptures and widely regarded as a leader
in this field, Mr.Somkid has created a stunning piece entitled “Fearless Tiger ”.
It is a larger than life-sized depiction inspired by the infamous “Vichit”, a tiger from the Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand.
The tiger is one of the 12 animals of the Zodiac. The tiger represents power, courage and strength both internally and externally. and the beauty of this mighty beast with courage and ferocity.
Tiger is also linked to belief and faith. that it will be a spiritual anchor that can inspire a safe life experiencing happiness and prosperity
The sculpture - made of recycled metal engine parts - took eight months of daily labor to complete and displays Mr.Somkid’s imagination as every recycled component was carefully chosen to represent each part of the tiger. By comparison, a much larger piece featuring simpler building techniques can be completed in as little as four months.
A close inspection of the artist’s work reveals this remarkable attention to detail and his unparalleled craftsmanship
FEARLESS TIGER METAL
Artist : Somkid Saengket
: Chatree, Mari9art (co-creator)
Materials : Metal
Location : Thailand
Year created : 2022
Weight : 700kg Approx
Height: 136 CM
Length: 266 CM
Width: 80 CM
Story about Vichit tiger
during Covid situation all people was lockdown. there was one young tiger still enjoy their journey far from home.see more story of his journey
There are now around 170 Tigers in Thailand
Tigers are in some respects a bellwether species for forests and the environment.
If tigers are thriving, it means forests are healthy and valued.
The story about the eyes of tiger
This is one of important part for this sculpture.
It took the artist a week to find the perfect ball to make his eyes.
and spent more than two days on this part.
We don't have a laser cutter.
Everything is cut gradually using a grinder and by hand.
place the perfectly right position
To make it look real and convey the message that this is Fearless Tiger .
Character and texture
Every single piece of scrap has a different texture. Each piece has a unique mood and feeling. The artist carefully placed the pieces one by one, elaborately, to blend them together. Insert techniques and style from the inside out. reflecting the artist's self