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, zebras, and gorillas. Each sculpture looks to develop an alternative and unusual appearance of the metal, a less geometric and more transparent dimension, which gives 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.