Gumps Bronze Designer

The lithe form of a cheetah-the fastest land animal in the world-is portrayed with amazing power and grace in this bronze by Loet Vanderveen. Working from his studio in Big Sur, the renowned wildlife artist uses the lost-wax technique to sculpt the animal's slender, long-legged body; muscular neck; and compact head. Next, he applies a matte silver patina, leaving one side of the tail a contrast in polished bronze. 11"L x 6 1/2"H. Also available at Gump's San Francisco store.