On my visit to Burkina Faso and Ghana in the winter of 2010/2011 , I was fascinated by the many warthogs in the region. They have this endearing habit of shuffling through the scrub on their front wrists searching for their chosen food - of mainly roots and insects. They look quite aggressive but seem quite docile unless they are protecting their young. They can be quite scary when they are disturbed in theirs - or someone else’s burrow - when a whole family can charge out at high speed. I enjoyed watching and later sculpting this strange creature.