Stride’ was created to reflect the artist's admiration of majestic animals that inhabit the world, using expressive details and textures to capture the resemblance of the animal. Creating a sculpture that not only shows a balance between subtle movement and grace alongside bold silhouettes from all angles. The Indian rhino is not as well-known as its cospecies but its heavy plated armour and short frontal horn are distinctive features, also known as the greater one-horned rhinoceros.
This creature is considered vulnerable in the wild giving Luke more purpose in sculpting this majestic beast, furthering awareness of the lesser-known Asian species. Other Asian species consist of the Javan and Sumatran rhinoceros which are heavily endangered.
The Artist is looking to further his ornamental sculpture range with these particular animals in the future.