My Life for an Ivory Trinket Open Edition Print
This is an archival quality print (ink on paper) developed from my original graphite drawing. The work, titled My Life for an Ivory Trinket, depicts a large, bull elephant sauntering toward the viewer.
The original drawing required 1,800-hours to complete. In the work, I strove to capture the essence of the elephant’s being by accentuating those features that reveal the enchanting nature of his existence. In this way, I attempt to convey the mighty aura of his presence to a viewer who may never see an elephant in the wild. I want the viewer to feel the full substance of his being, so that they may appreciate his animate life more than the inanimate, inutile trinket that he may be killed to produce.
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