Elephant King, Original Mixed Media Art 16x20"
Here is another animal friend keeping me company in my art studio and I want to share a little bit about the inspiration behind this elephant painting. As a child, I loved my books. Actually, I still do but one of my favorite stories is of Babar.
I loved the story of how the elephant met the Old Lady and she became his benefactor and educated the elephant. I think I saw myself in that story.
Here are some parallels:
- Babar’s mother is shot by a hunter.[my father died of cancer when I was 5]
- Babar gets an education [I knew that education was my ticket out of a childhood poverty. ]
After the king of the elephants dies of food poisoning, the elephants ask Babar to return as their king since he had an education. So I longed dreamed that education was the ticket to a kingdom.
Do you have a favorite childhood story? What was it about that story that spoke to you?
Where would you imagine this elephant painting in your home?
DETAILS ABOUT THIS ART
TITLE: Elephant King
SIZE: 16x20" gallery wrapped canvas - 7/8" sides painted black
Framing: wired and ready to hang
colors: calming blue-gray, bottle green, golden yellow with touches of garnet red.
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