Vulture I

More Works By Nicholas Crombach Cast Iron 2022
59.25 × 23.5 × 30 in 150.5 × 59.69 × 76.2 cm

About Vulture I

Nicholas Crombach has made a bold choice by depicting a vulture in this dramatic contemporary outdoor sculpture. The reputation of these ancient birds of prey has historically prejudiced some people against them. Crombach’s vultures are hand-forged in remarkable life-like detail from rust-coloured iron. Vultures, as the Kingston-based artist knows, play an important role in maintaining balance in nature as they eat the carcasses of dead animals.

"My work investigates the relevance of morals with regard to our relationship with animals. Producing an inquiry into human nature, the animals that I have used to visually depict derive from my experiences and upbringing on a dairy farm.”
Nicholas Crombach

Sculptures are priced separately but also curate well as a pair. Images depict each on their own and paired together.

Nicholas Crombach was born in Toronto (1989). He is a graduate of OCAD’s Sculpture and Installation program. He has received many grants and awards and was the 2016-17 artist in residence at The Florence Trust in London, UK and in 2022 at the Studios at MASS MoCA in the US. Crombach has completed many public art commissions and has exhibited widely in Canada, Spain, and England.