The Crystal Tiger by Lauren Baker for Save Wild Tigers charity.
A life-size tiger head sculpture encrusted with 35,000 Swarovski crystals.
World–renowned luxury shoe designer Jimmy Choo unveiled the crystal tiger head at the five star St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel to honor the globe’s largest tiger event: Tiger Tracks which is running throughout March for the Save Wild Tigers’ initiative.
“A dazzling piece of art”
Dato Professor Jimmy Choo
With only 3,500 tigers left in the wild, tigers could become extinct within 10 years. Deforestation, urbanization and the illegal trade of tiger parts all threaten the wild tiger.
Tiger Tracks is presented by Save Wild Tigers, a global conservation awareness and fund-raising initiative set up by Simon Clinton in partnership with two leading conservation charities, the Born Free Foundation and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). They have joined forces to end the illegal trade in tiger parts and protect tigers in the wild.
The artwork, which took over two months to create, will be auctioned to raise critically important funds for targeted tiger conservation projects.
Find out more at www.savewildtigers.org
Image by Melanie Ward.