Jake Mikoda                  

Medium Crouching Tasmanian Tiger

Medium Crouching Tasmanian Tiger

code 2017050

Small Walking Tasmanian Tiger

Small Walking Tasmanian Tiger

code 2020329

Small Standing Tasmanian Tiger

Small Standing Tasmanian Tiger

code 2017051

Life Size Tasmanian Tiger

Life Size Tasmanian Tiger

$17,990 SOLD code 2017790

Life sized Tiger Bust Mouth Open

Life sized Tiger Bust Mouth Open

Tasmanian Tiger Bust

Tasmanian Tiger Bust

Frill Neck Lizard life size

Frill Neck Lizard life size

code 2017674

Possum in a Tree

Possum in a Tree

code 2017047

Curled Possum

Curled Possum

code 2017048

Small Curled Platupus

Small Curled Platupus

code 2018577

Small Diving Platypus

Small Diving Platypus

code 2021119

Small Curled up Platypus

Small Curled up Platypus

Small Swimming Platypus

Small Swimming Platypus

Small Platypus on Stone

Small Platypus on Stone

code 2017046

Miniature Diving Platypus

Miniature Diving Platypus

code 2021117

Small Diving Swimming Platypus

Small Diving Swimming Platypus

code 2021118

Small Eastern Spotted Quoll

Small Eastern Spotted Quoll

Frog

Frog

code 2017203

Small Emu

Small Emu

code 2017038

Small Echidna

Small Echidna

code 2017037

Dense Quills Small Echidna

Dense Quills Small Echidna

code 2020626

Small Koala Sitting in a Tree

Small Koala Sitting in a Tree

code 2017042

Small Devil Mouth Open

Small Devil Mouth Open

code 2017036

Devil Mother with Her Imps

Devil Mother with Her Imps

Life Sized Tasmanian Devil Bust

Life Sized Tasmanian Devil Bust

code 2017813

Large Kangaroo

Large Kangaroo

code 2017040

Small Kangaroo

Small Kangaroo

Small Jumping Kangaroo

Small Jumping Kangaroo

 

Raised in Poland, Jake Mikoda moved to Perth, Australia together with his parents before settling in Hobart, Tasmania. The Tasmanian wilderness, its seclusion from mainland Australia and its natural wonders provided the backdrop for Jake’s artistic endeavors.

It was Jake’s first passion as a taxidermist, an art learned in Poland as a student of his uncle who was a Master in the profession, that in-turn provided him the opportunity to do commissioned works for public art and various private collections that then led Jake into his first foray as a sculptor.

In hindsight, it was always going to be a natural progression from taxidermist to sculptor, the knowledge from his first passion providing him with the anatomic detail required to give his sculptures their life, a life imbued with anatomic soundness and delicate but realistic life-giving features.

The subtlety of Jake’s pieces combined with their geometric precision is what makes his sculptures so commanding and they will at all times hold their own place in any collection.

Native Australian wildlife is where Jake has found his niche and the elegant symmetry offered by animals such as the Australian Platypus, Tasmanian Devil, and the Australian Kookaburra have themselves brought great depth and beauty to Jake’s sculptures.

Jake’s love of the Australian bush and its creatures are captured in the molten metals he uses for his sculptures and once captured his artistic flare births the life required to accentuate each pieces realism.

Jake says “Sculpturing is not an art for those wanting immediate gratification, instead as a sculptor I build each one of my pieces, layer by layer, starting with an understanding of the skeletal structure, building on that and developing the initial mold which is still devoid of the detail that will give life and personality to my piece, that comes later, many hours and more often days later, such is the bane of a sculptor as he toils to release the beast from its cast”.

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