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Artistic Safari: Exploring the Majestic World of Animal Sculptures

The world of animal sculptures is a captivating blend of creativity, craftsmanship, and cultural significance. From the intricately designed bear and gorilla sculptures by Giant Bears to iconic pieces like Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog and the ancient Moai statues of Easter Island, each sculpture tells a unique story. These artworks transcend mere decoration, embodying history, tradition, and innovation.

a collection of giant bears sculptures

Join us on an artistic safari as we explore ten majestic animal sculptures from around the globe, highlighting their distinct styles and the profound messages they convey.


Top 10 Animal Sculptures


a black and white giant bear sculpture on a modern staircase

1. Giant Bears - Bear Sculptures


Size: 50cm, 135cm, 165cm

Materials: High-quality resin


 Each bear sculpture from Giant Bears is a fusion of tradition and innovation, meticulously handcrafted in the UK. Available in various sizes, colours and designs, these sculptures are rigorously quality-checked to ensure they embody timeless art and unmatched craftsmanship. Owning a Giant Bear sculpture means owning a piece of legacy art.


Find out more and order your new animal sculpture at Giant Bears.


a collection of gorilla sculptures from giant bear

2. Giant Bears - Gorilla Sculptures


Size: 50cm

Materials: High-quality resin


Giant Bears' exclusive gorilla sculptures come in four beautiful designs and colours, capturing the primal essence and strength of these magnificent animals. Each sculpture is handcrafted with precision, these pieces are designed to be striking additions to any collection.


Find out more and view our unique collection by visiting our online store.



Jeff Koons Balloon Dog animal sculpture

3. Balloon Dog by Jeff Koons


Size: 10 feet

Materials: Stainless steel


Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog is an iconic sculpture that merges childhood nostalgia with high art. The shiny, reflective surface and playful, balloon-like form have made it a popular piece worldwide. Available in 5 unique versions; Blue, Magenta, Yellow, Orange, Red.


Whilst your budget may not stretch to the eye watering ticket price of Jeff's original sculptures, you can get your hands on very similar balloon-dog-style animals sculptures for a fraction of the price here!



casa tomada animal sculpture

4. Casa Tomada by Rafael Gómez Barros


Size: 50 cm ants

Materials: Fibreglass, sand, carbon, fabric, rope, tree branch.


This skin-crawling installation features hundreds of ant sculptures, symbolising civil protest and societal issues. It has been displayed in various locations, including the Saatchi Gallery in London.


If you would like to own your very own ant from the collection, you can contact the gallery for a price!



nichola theakston monkey animal sculpture

5. Bronze Animal Sculptures by Nichola Theakston


Size: Varies

Materials: Bronze


Nichola Theakston's remarkably lifelike sculptures capture the personality and mannerisms of different animals, enhanced by a unique patina that gives them an earthy texture.



Designs include, monkeys, rhinos, cats and horses, and all information around purchasing an animal sculpture can be found on Nicola's website.



moai sculptures

6. Moai Statues on Easter Island


Size: Up to 33 feet

Materials: Volcanic tuff


Although not strictly animal sculptures, these iconic monolithic statues were created by the Rapa Nui people and represent deified ancestors. They stand as silent sentinels over the island.


If you fancy a touch of Easter Island in your own home, replica Moai sculptures are available online!



horse sculpture from terracotta army

7. Terracotta Army


Size: Life-size

Materials: Terracotta


Discovered in Xi'an, China, this vast collection of sculptures includes over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots, and 520 horses, buried with the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. The collection was found completely by accident, and there are no historical records of them being created! Despite the vast number of warriors, each warrior has unique facial features and styles. Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s actual tomb remains a mystery to archaeologists and historians as it is still sealed up.


Many online retailers sell replica Terracotta Army sculptures which vary in size from miniature to life-size, a replica life-size sculpture can set you back thousands of pounds!



mustangs animal sculpture in Texas

8. Mustangs by Robert Glen


Size: Life-size

Materials: Bronze


Located in Las Colinas, Texas, this realistic sculpture features nine wild mustangs galloping across a stream. These mustangs make up the worlds largest equestrian sculpture and are said to symbolise the free spirit of the people from Texas.


On his website, Robert Glen has a large selection of other bronze sculpture available to purchase.



edvard eriksen mermaid sculpture

9. The Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen


Size: 1.25 metres

Materials: Bronze


Arguably one of Copenhagens top tourist attractions, this sculpture in Denmark was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, it depicts the mermaid perched on a rock, gazing wistfully at the shore.


Edvard Eriksen's sculptures regularly sell at action too if you want to get your hands on one!



love sculpture by alexander milov

10.'Love' by Alexander Milov

Size: Varies

Materials: Metal


Again, whilst not strictly an animal sculpture, we wanted to end our top 10 with this poignant sculpture. It was first unveiled at The Burning Man festival and appears to represent two wire cast humans who are at odds, but each has an inner child attempting to connect with each other, symbolising the conflict between inner purity and adult conflict.


There are hundreds of copies for Alexander's sculpture available online, just like this beautiful framed canvas.


giant bears gold chrome sculpture

In this artistic safari, we've journeyed through the diverse and awe-inspiring world of animal sculptures. Each piece, from Giant Bears' meticulously handcrafted creations to the timeless Terracotta Army, showcases the extraordinary skill and vision of its creator. These sculptures are more than just artistic expressions; they are legacies that connect us to different cultures, histories, and emotions. As you reflect on these masterpieces, may you find inspiration in their beauty and the stories they tell, enriching your appreciation for the art that surrounds us.

giant bears blue and white sculpture

Ready to bring a piece of this artistic legacy into your home? Explore the exquisite collection of bear and gorilla sculptures at Giant Bears.


Each sculpture is a testament to unparalleled craftsmanship and timeless beauty. Visit Giant Bears today and find the perfect masterpiece to transform your space.

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