J D Ross

J D Ross

Artists details

J D Ross

Johannes Daniel Lombard, alias J.D. Ross, was born 1950 in South Africa and spent most of his formative years in the Klaserie Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. Here he was influenced by the indigenous Shangaan people who taught him the lore of the bush. His bronze work reflects his intimate knowledge of the habitat, anatomy and behaviour of the birds and wild game.

His latest collection and work consist of raw material harvested from the African bush. JD Ross, with his keen eye for the unusual incorporate the raw wooden materials into his sculptures both while sculpturing and during casting. The effect created by this technique is not only unique to his style but also non-replicate-able.

Experimentation with castings done at some of South Africa’s best known foundries led JD Ross to select and use the facilities and expertise of Renzo Vignali Artistic Foundry. Established in 1931, this is the oldest and most revered artistic foundry in South Africa, headed by Carlo Gamberini, a man whose family has been involved in casting the works of some of this countries best know and loved artists such as Anton van Wouw and William Kentridge.

Only 5 limited editions of each piece are cast which make each piece a collector’s item.