Patrick Villas was born in 1961 in Belgium and trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Since 2010, he lives and works in France. His works are exhibited worldwide. Patrick Villas follows in the line of great animal sculptors of the 19th century. His work is far from the smooth and shiny animal bronzes of the 19th century. He prefers a rawer approach to the material, always remaining faithful to the traits and character of the animal. All the power, elegance and flexibility of his models emerge under the light. His racy and nervous traits introduce animal art into contemporary art. For his first collaboration with Daum, Patrick Villas realizes a proud and powerful panther’s head. The crystal worked with the lost-wax technique transcribes all the work of the material, and preserves the modeling traces specific to the work of Patrick Villas, giving birth to a very contemporary sculpture.