Height without granite plinth 170 cm (6ft 7in).
Length of insect 168 cm (5ft 6in)
“Oak tree bark” Length 200 cm (6ft 5in)
Weight 480kg (1,060lbs).
This commissioned piece resides in the formal garden of a Tuscan villa and was inspired by Dürer's famous 1505 watercolour, to which I gratefully acknowledge a large debt.
The ‘oak-tree bark’ is entirely of bronze, but with a grey-green patina.
The Stag beetle is Europe’s largest beetle.