National Geographic : 1971 Apr
ADVERTISEMEN' On a 1600-mile trek through Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, an adventurous young sculptor captures magnificent big game in enduring medallic sculpture . .. Sculptor on Safari Article and Photographsby Richard Walter Land Rover's two sunroofs give Michael Sawyer, Chief Executive of East African Wild Life Society (right) opportunity to point out animal char acteristics to sculptor Anthony Jones as he sketches. S0 TOP-HOLD IT-TWO LIONS-THERE!" Terry shouted from the forward turret of our lurching Land Rover. "Beautiful . . . beauti ful," he said, lowering his voice that the lions might not hear and swinging open his sketch pad as he spoke. As I zeroed in with my telephoto lens, he began sketching the king and queen of beasts with the swift, sure strokes of a skilled sculptor. First the awesome heads, and then the sleek bodies took form-and soon he had cap tured their majestic spirit, even the absolute air of confidence of the male as it strode away with out bothering to give us a second glance. Then, the lions were gone, and sculptor Anthony "Terry" Jones took a deep breath, shak ing his head slowly in admiration. His unique safari had just begun, but now he was sure that this was to be one of the greatest experiences of his artistic career. On the invitation of The East African Wild Life Society, the young American artist had come to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to study big game animals living naturally in their own do main and to record in medallic sculpture por traits of the magnificent creatures that inhabit this land.