Jim Shore Disney Traditions – Rafiki and Baby Simba – Heir to the Throne
Design: Rafiki and Baby Simba – Heir to the Throne
Measurement(s): Height: 20.6cm x Width: 5.7cm x Depth: 13.6cm
Material(s): stone resin
Artist: Jim Shore
Beautifully handcrafted in rich detail, Jim Shore depicts he wise counselor Rafiki presents the Baby Simba to the gathered throng in this iconic scene from the Disney blockbuster The Lion King.
Packed in a branded gift box. Unique variations should be expected as this product is hand painted. Not a toy or children’s product. Intended for adults only.
Jim Shore grew up in rural South Carolina, the son of artistic parents who instilled a love of the traditional imagery of American folk art. His grandmother was a master quilter who taught him an appreciation for the patience and skill required to bring intricate designs to life. Jim drew inspiration from these roots. “”There’s an innocence, a purity in the designs found in early American art, particularly in quilts. These were masterpieces designed by artists driven to create. I collect quilts dating back over 150 years and when I look at the level of skill and creativity I am constantly amazed. It’s high art from everyday, often humble surroundings.”” Initially Jim pursued his art where and when he could. He studied engineering and received a degree in business, not art. He supported his young family as an engineer, honing his skills as a sculptor and painter in his spare time.