THE ARTISTS AND AFRICAN SCULPTURE
Headed by design leader Moses Ocheing, the Ark Collective is an artistic design team that creates powerful and striking true-to-life metal sculptures that are cherished by art lovers all over the world.
Moses is the head artist at the Ark Collective in Nairobi and started producing the sculptures from recycled metal with the help of just two other designers. Every animal sculpture is created by hand with incredible skill and attention to detail using reclaimed materials discarded from the car industry and other sources, which would otherwise be wasted. Materials are bought by the pallet load and then painstakingly sorted, cut, shaped and welded to a unique armature to create these stunningly realistic and often life-size works of art.
Since Pangea Sculptures was set up, the sculptures have come to the attention of a wider audience, creating a ripple effect of change in Moses’ community. As demand has increased, Moses has trained and guided more designers and the Ark Collective now supports over thirty highly talented artists and craftsmen. This is now a sustainable business which Moses has been able to invest in, doubling the studio space, buying specialist equipment for his team and bringing employment opportunities and security to his community.
Moses and his team make all their sculptures by hand, taking many hours to complete each piece. The Ark Collective produces a wide collection of animals from tall and elegant giraffes and magnificent life-size elephants to gorillas, rhinos, hippos, a frog chorus and even a reindeer stag. No two pieces are alike, so every purchase you make from Pangea Sculptures is guaranteed to be unique.