In Safe Hands - Sketch
While visiting Taronga zoo in Sydney, I was lucky to witness this beautiful, tender moment of a mother chimpanzee cradling her baby in one hand. That was the perfect opportunity to create a sketch for the 2018 Sketch for Survival campaign.
Sketch for Survival is a major wildlife art exhibition in conjunction with Explorers Against Extinction. It is currently estimated that 55 elephants per day are killed for their ivory; that's one every 26 minutes. Sketch for Survival is about raising awareness of these shocking statistics, while also raising significant funds to fight wildlife crime.
Artists, illustrators, cartoonists and celebrities were invited to spend this 26 minutes on a sketch of any endangered species. All these sketches and other works of art were on exhibition during a national tour of the gallery in England in October 2018 and three days in New York, USA, in November 2018.
In Safe Hands, the original drawing raised 90 pounds in an online auction for the Sketch for Survival 2018 campaign.