Football Buddies depicts an orphaned elephant calf and keeper chasing after a soccer ball. The keeper is Edwin Lusichi, Project Manager - Nairobi Orphan Nursery of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) in Nairobi, Kenya. Calves are orphaned for many reasons, mostly because of poaching to feed the illegal ivory trade. The fortunate ones are brought to the DSWT where they are cared for and eventually reintroduced into the wild, a process that takes many years. The calves days are spent playing and exploring the bush, always watched over by the keepers.
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Artist for Conservation: The Art of Conservation Exhibition, 2016: Medal of Excellence
American Artists Professional League: 88th Grand National Exhibition 2016: Kathryn Thayer Hobson Memorial Award
Society of Animal Artists: 57th Annual Art and the Animal, 2017: Award of Excellence
Academic Artists Association: 68th Annual National Exhibition 2018: Materials Award
Fusion-Art: 6th Annual Artists Choice 2021: Best in Show/Sculpture
AFC The Art of Conservation Exhibition, 2016
AAPL 88th Grand National Exhibition 2016
SAA 57th Annual Art and the Animal, 2017
Art Kudos 2017: online
13th International ARC Salon Competition 2017/2018 Finalist
AAAs 68th Annual National Exhibition 2018
AAAm 105th Annual Exhibition 2018
Arnot Art Museum: 76th Regional Exhibition 2019
Hudson Valley Art Association: 85th Annual National Juried Exhibition 2019
NSS Performance in Sculpture exhibition at the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts: Tampa, Florida 2019-2021
Available Editions of this Artwork
|Edition Info||Edition Size||Dimensions||Edition Price|
|| Sculpture Edition (Numbered)||15||12.00" H x 16.00" W x 11.00" D||$5,500.00 USD||