THE ROLLING STONES: Ronnie Wood working to save rhinos
Ronnie Wood has lent his time and artistic talent to a charity that is helping to save Rhino populations across Africa, which are in critical danger, threatened by global poaching.
To celebrate the animal and raise funds for continued conservation, the Tusk Rhino Trail has been unveiled in London. It features Rhino sculptures painted by numerous artists, including Woody.
Ronnie, who adopted the African rhino Spike, says, “My inspiration is that this beautiful prehistoric creature should be around for future generations of our children to see. I tried to include motifs from the African flags of the main rhino-populated regions. As the rhino wanders the plains, it makes me think -- it is Spike in another form.”
The 21 sculptures are on display at such iconic London sites as Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Carnaby Street through September 22nd, World Rhino Day.
The sculptures will then go up for auction in aid of Tusk on October 9th at Christies in London.