For many years we have had hedgehogs in our garden, and often see two on our night camera. One year we found a nest with four or five babies and this was my inspiration for this sculpture. Baby hedgehogs have white spines at first, gradually gaining some colour as they develop. Their little wrinkled faces, hands and feet are various shades of pink with some grey and their eyes only begin to open at about two weeks old.
My sculpture is not meant to look cute or sentimental. I have depicted them before their eyes open, struggling awkwardly in and on the log with the mother hog seemingly oblivious.
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