'Ithemba' Zulu for hope

 | Wallhanging by Paula Wiegmink | Artists for Conservation
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'Ithemba' Zulu for hope

Wallhanging
Dimensions:
92.00cm H x 122.00cm W
Medium:
Oil
Year Completed:
2018
Subject(s):
Giraffe
Original for Sale:
Original Available
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
Artist will donate 20% to Jane Goodall Institute from sale of this work.
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$2,900 USD

Inspired by the elegant Cape giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa) which has rounded blotchy spots with a light tan background. These animals fascinated me as the sub species differ slightly form region to region in colour and spots variations.

The giraffe is a herbivore and lives in woodlands and savannahs feeding on shoots of the acacia tree, fruits and flowers. Unfortunately like so many of the other iconic animals in Africa uder persecution this species is now listed as vulnerable and in danger of becoming extinct. However one must never give up 'hope' that we can indeed save them in the long run.

I chose to paint 'Ithemba' in oil on stretched canvas using a multi-layering technique.

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