World of Animals

Mixed Media/Fiber   24″ W x 36″ L    

I think animals were created on day 5 in the Genesis version; it is hard to imagine all the many species happening in one day. But even Darwin’s explanation is hard to envision. In creating this piece, I chose some of the most evolved animals from the animal kingdom. Several years ago, I went on a vacation with my older daughter to South Africa and spent ten days living in a tent and venturing off every day on a safari. Once you have experienced these animals in the wild, you can never forget their beauty. There is something intrinsically charming about giraffes that move in a sort of awkward, ungainly motion. The elephants are awe inspiring in their strength. The hippos are sort of ugly, but can you imagine living with all that bulk?     $875



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