The primary of two thrilling new artworks created to assist the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has been impressed by considered one of Edinburgh Zoo’s two iconic large pandas.
Created by Steven Brown Artwork in assist of the wildlife conservation charity, the piece has been impressed by Yang Guang, whose title means ‘Sunshine’.
The brand new Sunshine McZoo design brings collectively Brown’s signature use of color and his love of animals to increase the favored McZoo vary.
Zoo guests could have the possibility to buy this brand-new art work and get it signed by the Scottish artist this weekend (6-7 November), in three unique signing periods.
Yang Guang and feminine panda Tian Tian are two of the largest sights on the zoo since they arrived practically a decade in the past.
The male large panda lately celebrated his 18th birthday.
Talking about his assist for the charity, artist Steven Brown mentioned “I’m completely over the moon to be working with RZSS.
“It’s an honour for me as an artist to be working with an organisation who loves animals as a lot as I do and I hope this challenge can elevate cash to assist their unimaginable work.
“Yang Guang is the proper addition to the gathering and I hope to see plenty of guests at Edinburgh Zoo this weekend to have a good time the launch.”
Director at RZSS Ben Supple added: “Sunshine McZoo actually captures the spirit of Yang Guang and is a good instance of how we will join with nature in several methods.
“The final 18 months have been an extremely tough time for our charity, with the closure of our parks for a complete of 5 months chopping off our fundamental supply of earnings.
“Whereas we nonetheless face vital monetary pressures, the funds raised by Steven Brown Artwork will assist assist our work to attach individuals with nature and safeguard threatened in Scotland and all over the world.”
The Scottish artist will paint one other new design within the coming months, celebrating a well-loved species from the RZSS’s different common park, the Highland Wildlife Park close to Kingussie.
The unique new Sunshine McZoo might be accessible at Edinburgh Zoo and Brown’s flagship retailer in his hometown Ayr, with 5% from gross sales donated to the charity.
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