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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/12053/artist/1351/artwork/safe-distance-13756">Safe Distance</a>" by Peter Gray | South Africa

Safe Distance

Wallhanging by Peter Gray
100.00cm H x 160.00cm W
Year Completed:
African elephants, Nile crocodile, side-striped jackal and cattle egrets.
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The title describes a moment in time, light and mood established, characters chosen, the stage set and action is ready to begin. Few things will stop a group of elephants from coming down for a drink when they want to. Water holes are a good place to see action generally, and especially if water is scarce. For the observer, patience, being alert to sounds and body language, can make the difference between seeing very little or witnessing something extraordinary. I have attempted to convey this by introducing the heavy rain clouds building. The alert matriarch responds to a big crocodile lying in the water below. She spreads her ears out wide with trunk raised - perhaps lets out a single trumpet blast. White egrets are in flight and a jackal hangs back in the bushes - all this adds detail to the drama as it unfolds.



Safe Distance | Wallhanging by Peter Gray | Artists for Conservation 2020

2023 Artists for Conservation Exhibit Book