Gredos Ibex taxidermy
A fully grown mature male Gredos Ibex is a spectacular animal and, if space allows, they certainly make a stunning full mount provided are presented to compliment and show them in the most aesthetically advantageous manner. Standing one on a flat square base on all fours at floor level is, in my opinion, a total waste of money on a full mount and would be better displayed as a floor pedestal or a wall shoulder mount. Raising the mount up off the floor, to eye level, brings the mount into the room at a height which will hold the gaze of the viewer and therefore a better appreciation of the Ibex.
The Gredos Ibex is a consummate mountaineer, capable of the seemingly impossible in its agility and fearlessness on even the most inaccessible face of a sheer cliff, we wanted to portray something of this by placing the Ibex up off the ground, as if standing atop the exposed the tip of a limestone crag, surveying his surroundings. To create this scene we designed and constructed an artificial limestone crag outcrop for the Ibex to be standing on.
To create a unique mount such as this requires the designing, engineering and constructing of the bespoke rock base specifically for this Ibex.
The height, shape and angulation of the rock are all designed to present the ibex at the optimum height and lift the mount from the floor by making its connection to the base minimal, allowing for plenty of “air” beneath the Ibex. A bespoke made solid state rock construction like this one is time consuming to create and that will be reflected in the cost to create it.We mounted this Ibex on a standard commercial form which required a 15% all over size reduction. Reducing a form in proportional size is more work than simply altering the position.
This completed mount consists of the following separate components:
THIS MOUNT IS A COMMISSIONED PIECE AND IS NOT FOR SALE.