Earlier this week, David Griggs unveiled the final lion installation in the globally recognised Tusk Lion Trail. The British charity whose Royal Patron is HRH The Duke of Cambridge, launched 47 life-sized lion sculptures onto the streets in iconic locations worldwide including the UK, the US, Dubai, Nairobi, New Zealand and lastly in Sydney.
The ‘Civilian Warrior’ lion designed by David Griggs was made available to bid globally through an online art marketplace earlier this week. Proceeds from the auction support the work of Tusk and its partners in protecting the species and empowering communities across Africa.
David Griggs has said, “Creating this work was a beautiful experience, particularly with the knowledge that my lion has the potential to educate and at the same time help an amazing charity. The Tusk Lion Trail fuelled a creativity that embodies way more than an artist’s expression.”
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Image credit: David Griggs, ‘Civilian Warrior’, 2021, fibreglass lion (fire retardant) with internal armature, acrylic paint, 120.0 x 53.2 x 210.0 cm.