Pascal Chesneau b. 1967

Pascal Chesneau was born in Brittany, France and is a self-taught sculptor. He creates seemingly vanishing wildlife sculptures using reclaimed metal, primarily recycled car parts. His subjects include elephants, polar bears, camels, zebra, gorillas and others. Each sculpture looks to develop an alternative and unusual appearance of the metal, a less geometric and more transparent, airy dimension. Chesneau's work minimizes the matter while still preserving the volumes giving the animal subject as much fragility as power and weight. Chesneau was named the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Wildlife Artist of the Year in 2014.