Hands

Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
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Hands

Wallhanging
African Wildlife , Primates
Dimensions:
5.00" H x 7.00" W
Medium:
Scratchboard
Year Completed:
2017
Subject(s):
Gorilla's hands
Original for Sale:
SOLD
Available as Ltd Edition:
No
Artist will donate 10% to Taronga Conservation Society Australia from sale of this work.
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When I visited Sydney's Taronga zoo to take some of my reference photos, I saw two relaxed gorillas sitting together, a father and his son.  When I got home, I started drawing both of them together in pastel as I had intended. After adding a few more strokes to the drawing, I stopped. I looked at my reference photo once again - something grabbed my attention. It was the hands of the father gorilla, the way they gently folded across his body in such a tender way. I chose to focus only on the hands of the father gorilla in my final composition because the pose of his hands was speaking to me. I started again in scratchboard. 

 

 

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