CREATIVELY DRIVING CHANGE

To The Bone is an art initiative by the South African based artist, Sonny, which aims to raise funds and awareness for endangered wildlife before it’s too late.

THE VISION

With a true passion for wildlife, Sonny believes that the wellbeing of animals is intricately tied to our own ability to thrive. That’s why he’s spent the past year creating a new body of artwork to highlight the extinction crisis we’re currently facing. 

By embarking on a world art tour to exhibit his work and paint large-scale murals in as many locations as possible, Sonny aims to highlight this critical issue that has a profound impact on us all.

23,250

species are currently threatened with extinction

2

years until the Mexican wolf becomes extinct

4000

tigers currently existing in the wild

95%

of the world's rhinos have been lost in the last 40 years

THE ARTWORK

To The Bone is made up of a canvas series and hand-painted skull replicas that showcase endangered animals from around the world.

The paintings show the animals’ faces breaking away to reveal the raw skeletons underneath, symbolic of how these beautiful creatures are quickly fading away. Tribal patterns from the animals’ country of origin adorn the exposed bones, driving home the message that in losing them we’re losing a part of our heritage too.

The Exhibition

An exhibition of all original artworks will be held in London – details coming soon! A selection of limited edition hand-finished prints are currently available for online purchase, with more to be released. Subscribe now to get exclusive updates on upcoming print releases and details on the exhibition launch!

10% of each artwork sale goes to IFAW’s Russia tiger work and South Africa landscape work. In addition to this, one of the original artworks will be auctioned off with 100% going to IFAW’s Russia tiger and South Africa landscape work.

PAINTING THE STREETS

Sonny is on a mission to raise awareness for his cause by painting large-scale street murals in as many places as possible! From big cities to rural villages, Sonny is using his art to enrich communities and to honour these animals that are so important to him.

Do you want to bring a To The Bone mural to your city? Find out how you can sponsor a mural.

FOLLOW THE JOURNEY

During his travels Sonny will be visiting conservations, painting murals and speaking to wildlife experts to find out more about the extinction crisis we’re currently facing.  Follow Sonny’s journey by clicking the map icons to discover more.

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10% of each artwork sale will go to IFAW’s Russia tiger work and South Africa landscape work.

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Want to get involved? There are plenty of sponsorship opportunities available.

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Pledge what you can to the fund and support IFAW’s Russia tiger and SA landscape work.

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