Sunday, September 22, 2013

Painted Oliphants

I am also working on a variety of wood elephants for the show. These are the ones that are done so far.

I was inspired by an article in the National Geographic about painted elephants.

Exitium means Destruction in Latin.
This was inspired by a tattoo I saw of a black elephant head.
Would Destruction incarnate be wearing a fez though?

To go with the Day of the Dead theme of the show in CHAC Norte, I created several animals with painted skeletons. Here is the first Day of the Dead elephant that I have ever seen.

I got a lot of good feedback on the elephants. But this small piece (10"x5") surprisingly drew the most attention. I could have sold it 10 times over.

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